Chicago Bears: 5 Bold predictions for the 2020 offseason

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Chicago Bears, Leonard Floyd
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The Chicago Bears part ways with Leonard Floyd

This is a two-part bold prediction. The first part might not be that bold of a prediction though. Leonard Floyd is scheduled to earn a little more than $13 million dollars this season. The money owed is because Ryan Pace picked up the fifth-year option on Floyd’s rookie contract. Please note, this money is only guaranteed due to injury and the Bears can still cut ties with Floyd or try to negotiate a new contract.

Personally, I think Floyd thinks he is worth more than I would pay him and he is going to be out on the street. What does this mean for the Bears though? Well, it means the team is down to Khalil Mack as the only starting outside linebacker. If the Bears cut ties with Floyd, they will need to bring in a veteran to replace him. They will also need to draft a guy in the 2020 NFL Draft.

If the Chicago Bears could land a guy like Bud Dupree to replace Floyd and then draft the best pass rusher with either of the team’s second-round picks, I would jump for joy. The team could also look at Dante Fowler, Jr., Vic Beasley, or Matthew Judon. The key here is finding the future with their second-rounder. My top choices (of guys who could realistically fall) would be Terrell Lewis, Joshua Uche or Julian Okwara.

The Chicago Bears need pass rushers and I fully expect Ryan Pace to get creative here by cutting Floyd and signing a veteran, while also drafting a future contributor.