The perfect ten-part Chicago Bears free agency plan

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10. Extend Cody Whitehair

Last season, the Bears tried to extend both Eddie Goldman and Adrian Amos. They were able to come to terms with Goldman, and now, with Amos a free agent, it looks like he will be difficult to retain.

Of Ryan Pace’s draft class from 2016, the Bears have already stated that Leonard Floyd’s fifth year option so they’ve committed to their first round pick. Of the rest of the draft class, the only player that needs to make sure they keep as a part of their future is Cody Whitehair.

Once the Bears make all their cuts and sign all their new free agents and sign their rookies, they’ll have a better idea of where they are with cap space. At that point they can sit down with Whitehair and make an offer to him to make sure he’s locked down for a few more years.

That won’t happen until close to week one of the regular season (similar to how it was done with Goldman), but it would be smart decision for Pace and the front office to lock down Whitehair to keep their offensive line together for years to come.