The Chicago Bears have now added five kickers who will compete for one job
The Chicago Bears have an issue at kicker, and they are not shying away from it. In fact, Matt Nagy faced it head on at the post-draft comment saying that they will turn over every stone to find an answer.
The team signed Redford Jones right after the season, and then brought in Chris Blewitt, who won a kicking competition. Then, they watched some AAF football and brought in Elliot Fry as an option.
Still, we knew three was not going to be it. The question was, are they going to draft one and add a UDFA? While they did not draft one, they did find two kickers to compete. First John Baron, and now Spencer Evans from Purdue.
The Chicago Bears are likely to do a weeding out process, but now they have plenty of kickers to sift through as they look forward to next season.
The next question is whether or not this has any barring on Robbie Gould? Would they cut all five for a shot at the one Mr. Gould? Ryan Pace did not dismiss it as he said that they will leave all options open.
Still, at the very worst you are seeing a noticeable commitment. Maybe they went overboard with five, but maybe Evans is the one and they needed that fifth to find him.
Letting it play out will be interesting and the intensity of knowing four others are in the mix will create tension and force the best to rise.
We will see if they can finally get their kicker situation figured out.