Chicago Bears add pass rusher Aaron Lynch
The Chicago Bears are not done spending. They announced they are bringing in pass rusher Aaron Lynch
The Chicago Bears are not messing around this year. Ryan Pace now has his coach, and he has his quarterback. This offseason was a swing for the fences with Allen Robinson and big pay days for Trey Burton and Taylor Gabriel. They even signed a kicker. Pace and company are adding more, bringing in Aaron Lynch from the San Francisco 49ers.
This move should not come as much of a surprise. Drafted in 2014, Aaron Lynch was a product of the Vic Fangio defense in San Fransisco. In fact, one of his best years of his career was as a rookie with Vic Fangio.
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Lynch recorded six sacks as a rookie in the Fangio defense off of the edge. Lynch has size and was a strong threat against the run. He looked to be progressing as he put up 6.5 sacks the next year.
However, when Jim Tomsula was let go in 2015, the entire defense change. Lynch had to change schemes, from a 3-4 to 4-3. He needed to put on weight to play on the edge and ended up losing a step because of it. This also led to some injury issues.
Lynch was only active for 14 games over the following two seasons. He put up just 2.5 sacks in that time period. It is safe to say his falling out with San Fransisco was not the best for either side.
Now, Lynch gets a new start with a familiar face. He gets the guy who made a bet on him in the first place. He also is back in a scheme he had a lot of success in. With a one-year risk and a chance to make a name for himself, this looks to be a win-win scenario for both sides.