Who has the best Safety group in the division?
As we enter the dog days of the offseason it is time to turn our attention to the season coming. For this series, we will examine every position group in the NFC North and see where the Bears group of players fit in. This will include depth as well as top end talent. This should be a good exercise to see where the Bears stand in both depth and talent, then look back at the end of the season and see who exceeded or failed to meet expectations. For the first position, we will look at safeties.
Glover Quin, Tavon Wilson, Myles Killebrew, Don Carey
There is little upside or depth when it comes to the Lions current safety situation. Quin and Wilson saw most of the action last season and while they were not poor, neither is signed beyond this season. Both of them are lower level caliber starters and while both have a role in the NFL, the two together is not a scary combination.
The issue with moving on from either of them is that they have almost nothing behind them. Killebrew showed up as a special teamer and made a few starts in place of Wilson as a rookie last season. However, he has limited experience and range as a safety in coverage. Carey is just a guy and a special teams performer as well. There is not much to be excited about here.