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The Chicago Bears have signed Tre Roberson, arguably the best CFL free agent of 2020. Ryan Pace has sent three messages to the league and fans by this signing.
Reports came out late Tuesday night that the Chicago Bears have signed cornerback Tre Roberson. Tre Roberson is a cornerback who has played the last two seasons in the CFL. Many analysts believe he to be the best CFL free agent this offseason. This is a great move for Ryan Pace and the Chicago Bears.
Roberson is 27 years old. He was signed by the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2016. From 2011 to 2013, Roberson played quarterback for Indiana University. He did not do much damage as a quarterback though. He was more of a dual-threat player who ran more than he threw. In 2014, Roberson transferred to Illinois State.
Illinois State used Roberson more in their passing attack. He scored in bunches but still did not show great passing skills. His best season was in 2014 when he threw for 3,221 yards, 30 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He added another 11 touchdowns on the ground and gained over 1,000 rushing yards. Roberson reached the FCS title game and was named Newcomer of the Year.
Unfortunately, he lost that success during his last season. His completion percentage dropped below 50 percent. He threw for 2,225 yards, 18 touchdowns and nine interceptions. He was still dominant with his legs though as he scored another 11 touchdowns and gained 777 yards. Roberson was not going to be drafted as a quarterback in the NFL and he decided to change his position focus to cornerback.
With the addition of Roberson to the defensive roster, Ryan Pace has made these three statements to the league and fans.