Chicago Bears: 3 messages Ryan Pace made by signing Tre Roberson

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Pace still loves his diamonds in the rough

Yes, I know that nine other teams wanted to sign Tre Roberson. Does that negate that he is a “diamond in the rough”? Maybe. All I know is that Ryan Pace is aggressive with his moves and many fans are down on him, but I love a guy who goes for who or what he wants, even if he whiffs. Pace has hit enough in my opinion that he is nowhere near being on the hot seat. This could change after 2020, but I am putting my money on Pace and this team competing.

Tre Roberson was “Mr. Football” and now he found his way back to the NFL. He will have yet another opportunity to succeed. He was known as the best CFL free agent for a reason. Roberson has played the last two seasons for the Calgary Stampeders. He has good size at 6’0′ and 190lbs. It seems he shed weight in the CFL as he used to be slightly over 200lbs.

While playing for Calgary the last two years, Roberson has proved he is no longer a quarterback. Instead, he is a solid corner. Roberson grabbed three interceptions in his first CFL season. He finished the season with 54 tackles and added two forced fumbles.

Roberson built off of his strong “rookie” campaign in 2019. He finished the year with seven interceptions. What may be more impressive is that he returned two of them for touchdowns. His tackle numbers dropped to 41, but that was more likely due to other teams not targeting him as often based on his successful 2018 year.

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Adding Roberson does not solve the cornerback situation, but it gives Pace more flexibility this offseason. Does Pace still turn to the draft or add a veteran presence in free agency? No matter what, on paper, this move currently looks fantastic and I love that the Bears beat out other teams. What did you think of the signing?