Ranking Chicago Bears offseason moves
1. Cordarrelle Patterson
Some people will be surprised to see this at number one. However, Patterson is the biggest addition from the team that makes them better from last season. In Clinton-Dix and Skrine the Chicago Bears added names, but lost bigger names in Amos and Callahan.
Patterson is a straight upgrade over Josh Bellamy and a major one.
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Patterson can impact the Bears in a variety of ways. He can run behind the line of scrimmage as a running back. He can take jet sweeps, and screens behind the line. Patterson can also go deep. His versatility is what Matt Nagy craves, and the roles he can be used next season are ten-fold.
Patterson also adds to the return game, making his value much higher than someone like Bellamy, who was a gunner, but did not score touchdowns with the ball in his hands.
Patterson can improve the Bears special teams, pass game and run game.
He is a chess piece who helps win before the snap as much as he does after. Like the rest of these players, he signed at value. Dollar for dollar and in comparison to last season, Patterson will be the biggest upgrade.