The Chicago Bears have made some questionable moves in the eyes of the fans this offseason. If Ryan Pace were to hit on these two picks in the second round, he could save face with the fan base.
When the Chicago Bears decided to sign Jimmy Graham to a two-year deal, guaranteeing him $9 million dollars, I was less than thrilled. That said, I found a way to get on board with the move. When Ryan Pace went all in this season by signing Robert Quinn at the age of 30, I was surprisingly loving the move. However, when Pace made a trade sending their fourth-round pick to the Jaguars for Nick Foles, I scratched my head.
Now, Pace has gone back to his one-year, prove-it deals as he hopes to find a few more diamonds. Guys like Artie Burns and Germain Ifedi are not players I would even be considering. That said, they were former first-round picks who Pace is clearly hoping will find upside in a new home. The moves are exactly what Pace has done in the past and makes sense with how strapped they are in the salary cap department.
The good news for Pace and Chicago Bears fans is that the NFL Draft has yet to come. With the addition of Quinn, the Bears can look later in free agency or even in later rounds for another EDGE. This opens things up quite drastically to be honest and if the players were to fall in the same way as my mock draft, Pace could save his offseason and quite frankly, maybe his job.