Chicago Bears: 5 worst free agent signings by Ryan Pace

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Chicago Bears, Ryan Pace
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As free agency approaches, we take a look back at the five worst free agents of Ryan Pace’s tenure. There have been some bad ones.

The Chicago Bears do not have much money left to spend as free agency approaches. With the extension to Danny Trevathan and the second-round tender assigned to Roy Robertson-Harris, the Bears are currently looking at less than $16 million in salary-cap space. This is just an estimate as we do not yet know how the Trevathan numbers break down.

Ryan Pace can still find ways to add salary cap space. He can extend Allen Robinson, he can cut or extend Leonard Floyd and there are also a few small cuts to be made too. With the new Collective Bargaining Agreement being set into motion and the salary cap space now known to be $198.2 million, Pace and others need to get to work.

Depending on what moves are made, the Chicago Bears could go in many different directions this offseason. The team could bring in one of the bigger-named quarterbacks. This would likely deplete their cap space though and limit the rest of the moves Pace could make this year. The team could try adding and extending a free agent quarterback like Andy Dalton. This would require a trade with the Bengals also. Finally, Pace could go with a Case Keenum who costs much less.

This is just the quarterback position. How will Pace address the tight end, offensive line, cornerback and safety are all also important. The problem is, Pace has made some awful decisions regarding free agency. As free agency starts today with the legal tampering period, we take a look back at Pace’s free-agent signings.