Chicago Bears Stay or Go: Andrew DePaola

BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 15: Kicker Connor Barth
BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 15: Kicker Connor Barth /

Should the Chicago Bears re-sign their long snapper Andrew DePaoloa or let him walk him in free agency?

Andrew DePoala spent three seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. However, the team let go of him, and the Chicago Bears brought him in for a try in 2017. Should they re-sign him or let him walk?


The Chicago Bears had kicker issues there is no doubt about that. However, i feels tough to walk away from this season and blame the long snapper for any of the missed kicks in 2017. The kicking game issues were directly tied to the kicker. DePaola does not get blame for that. He deserves another year, despite a new coaching.


A new coaching staff. The kicking issues from last year. The fact that the Buccaneers let him go, and he likely gave them a thumbs up on giving Roberto Aguayo a chance. The fact of the matter is that long snapper is replaceable. The Bears new special teams coach should have an eye on another potential long snapper that he is familiar with. That is how this goes. It seems unlikely to think that the team would be interested in bringing back DePaola.

What do you think? How many of you saw this post and thought, “Who is Andrew DePaola? The less you know about the long snapper the better, so that has to factor in the equation for some fans. At the end of the day this is not a major factor, but familiarity matters, and that is why you should expect a new group in this area.