As of now, it appears Terrell Suggs will remain with the Baltimore Ravens.
The Chicago Bears have some priorities this offseason. They are going to have to figure out a way to improve the running back situation (sorry Jordan Howard lovers), they need to figure out kicker, and they need to figure out their secondary with both Bryce Callahan and Adrian Amos free agents.
The other position that can’t be ignored for the Bears is at edge. Yes, Khalil Mack is the best in the business and Leonard Floyd had a fantastic second half of 2018, but they need a solid rotational edge that can sub for both of them and is capable of starting if one of them is injured.
One perfect guy for the Bears was Terrell Suggs. Suggs is the type of veteran edge the Bears could get on a short-term deal but could provide some incredible rush packages for Chuck Pagano, who, by the way, knows Suggs well from his days in Baltimore.
Suggs had previously stated that he was going to play in 2019 whether the Baltimore Ravens wanted him back or not. But, it appears that the Ravens aren’t interested in allowing him to walk out the door.
Suggs has won a Super Bowl and will be headed to Canton one day. If he has an opportunity to play his entire career with one team, he almost certainly will take that opportunity. The Ravens had some cap issues and are clearly starting to go in a younger direction so re-signing Suggs was definitely something that was up in the air.
But if the Ravens are committing to Suggs, Suggs will most likely commit to them. An edge like Suggs would be an amazing fit for what Pagano needs out of a rotational edge, but they are going to have to look elsewhere.
Kareem Hunt, Robbie Gould and Suggs were all wonderful fits for the Bears this free agent season. It looks like all three will not be options for this team. If Ryan Pace wants to have an impactful offseason, he’s going to have to get creative.