5. Clayton Geathers
This one is not going to bring the same glamour as the others. However, it is worth noting that Pagano drafted Geathers in 2015 with the Colts. Geathers missed most of 2017 with a concussion and missed four games in 2018 as well. The Colts are likely to move on from him, but Geathers is still 26.
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This addition would come with the idea in mind that the team is ready to move onto Deon Bush as a starter. Bush was able to get playoff snaps thanks to the injury of Eddie Jackson and showed that he might be ready to take that step forward next year.
In that regard, the Bears would save a lot of cap space at the position compared to what they were going to give to Amos. A player like Geathers would be great depth, but also could get on the field.
Geathers is a physical, downhill safety. He had 287 snaps in the box this season and had 24 run stuffs, compared to 18 from Amos. He has the injury issue but is going to be a third safety who can play dime situations in the box.
He is going to come cheap, and he may even come less expensive than expected with the Pagano connection. Jackson, Bush, Geathers and a later round draft pick may be able to complete a safety group that now has Pagano’s hands on it, and may have more versatility than a year before.