Chicago Bears: Discounted free agent pass rushers Ryan Pace should consider

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Chicago Bears, Carl Nassib
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Carl Nassib – OLB

The next guy the Chicago Bears should consider is a defensive end who played with his hand on the ground but was converted to outside linebacker in Tampa Bay’s 3-4 defense this season. Carl Nassib used to be in Cleveland and was a somewhat productive pass rusher. He became more productive though in Tampa Bay.

Nassib is not the most talented pass rusher, but he has a high motor and never quits. His sacks are usually effort sacks. This would do well here opposite of Khalil Mack. Over his last two years, Nassib has averaged six sacks per season. That does not seem like many, but six sacks are more than Leonard Floyd has averaged over his last three seasons. Floyd has averaged less than three.

Nassib will only be 27 during the 2020 season. He is coming off of his rookie deal. As a third-round pick, Nassib only made a little more than $3.5 million dollars over the last four years. The Bears could probably offer him a three-year deal worth $18 million dollars to entice him to leave Tampa Bay and move to the Windy City.

A contract like this would be an average annual salary of $6 million per year. This contract would be ideal for the Bears who will need to use their cap space to extend Allen Robinson and sign some offensive talent to help on the offensive line and in the tight end room.