How did the Chicago Bears fare at cornerback statistically in 2017?
The Chicago Bears cornerbacks were much better than anticipated. They came in wondering who was going to shake out and earn starting time. They walked away pretty comfortable with where they sat.
Kye Fuller exploded back onto the scene with a really strong year. He only had two interceptions and 68 tackles, but it could still be argued that it was his strongest year yet. Mainly for forcing teams to go away from him.
Prince Amukamara, a free agent found his way into a starting role as well. Amukamara started 12 games, and while he did not have an interception he broke up nine passes and posted 48 tackles. It will be interesting to see if he was able to parlay that into a longer term contract.
Marcus Cooper became the odd man out. He got chances to start the year, but was eventually phased out by the two successful cornerbacks. He ended up playing 246 snaps, under a quarter of the snaps. He finished with 15 tackles and will be remembered as the guy who got caught from behind before scoring a touchdown.
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Bryce Callahan held down the slot for the majority of the season. He played over 48% of the teams snaps and put up 25 tackles, two interceptions, a sack and a forced fumble. Cre’Veon LeBlanc saw some time in the slot as well. He finished up with 15 tackles, a sack, and a forced fumble.
Kyle Fuller, Amukamara, and LeBlanc are free agent. The team may try to retain all three, and it will be interesting if they end up being successful in that regard.