Prince Amukamara a lock to be a cap casualty
Listen. I know that this has been talked about over and over again already. Everyone and their brother already knew Prince Amukamara was not going to be around for the Chicago Bears 2020 season. Ryan Pace will be saving $9 million dollars by cutting Amukamara. From a smart business perspective, he has to go. Even Amukamara would cut himself if he were in Pace’s shoes.
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Cornerback was a top need for the Bears, and do not be mistaken, the team still needs to look to add at the position. If you want to read up on a few discounted corners Pace could add this offseason, read here.
Amukamara has been a solid second cornerback for the Bears, but he has had his flaws. Untimely penalties have been a killer at times for the defense. Not to mention some blown coverages he has had from time to time. Despite the flaws, Amukamara has been able to hold his own across from Kyle Fuller. He lacks the big-play ability though.
Throughout Amukamara’s career, he has never recorded more than three interceptions in a single season. While playing for the Chicago Bears, Amukamara has three interceptions. All three came during the 12-4 run in 2018. In both 2017 and 2019, Amukamara did not get his hands on any interceptions. Is that the type of corner who deserves $10 million dollars in 2020? I think not.