The Chicago Bears have pretty good depth at cornerback.
In case anyone forgot, the Bears signed Marcus Cooper in the off-season.
His awesome letter has everyone excited, and he figures to be the #1 CB on the team. Make no mistake; his name is written in dark, black ink on the Bears depth chart.
Also of note, the Chicago Bears signed Prince Amukamara to a one-year deal.
Amukamara is a former first round pick who is a solid starter. At worst, he’s the nickel corner. At best, he’s the starter opposite Coop. The upside of the Prince is too much to ignore.
Up next is Tracy Porter. He’s the only returning starter at CB who did anything for the Chicago Bears last year. That is probably not the ideal situation. It would be wise for the Bears to keep him in the mix.
Let’s not forget about Kyle Fuller. After sitting the year on the IR, he’s on his make or break year. This will be the year he can finally follow through on all the promise he was supposed to have. In addition, this is the year he will be battling for his next contract. Count on that factoring into his willingness to play this year.
Depth at CB
Last but not least is Cre’von LeBlanc. Aside from the ideal height, he appears to have everything the team wants. The staff and management love him. And who could forget the lovely interception against Detroit?
On top of that, the Bears feel they’re so deep they moved a promising young CB over to Safety.
Not only that, they also recently picked up his replacement for depth, and possible Buffalo Wild Wings sponsorship purposes.
Because a #3 pick doesn’t sit the bench, picking Lattimore at this point would mean either they’re wasting money on a quality player like Porter or Amukamara, completely dumping Fuller, or admitting the Hall move was a mistake.