Trumaine Johnson, Cornerback
Early on, the Bears lost two cornerbacks that they liked a lot. Tre Roberson got declared out for the season and was waived. Shortly after, newly-signed Artie Burns tore his ACL. This made the once deep starting cornerback battle to just two players, both have little-to-no NFL experience.
In 2018, Trumaine Johnson signed a massive five-year deal worth $72.5 million for the New York Jets after multiple solid years for the Rams. He failed completely and after two seasons, the Jets cut their losses and released him.
Now, Johnson has become a discount. The once highly-sought-after cornerback is now a free agent and hasn’t signed with a team. Johnson could be the perfect veteran to compete with and push the young cornerbacks, Jaylon Johnson and Kevin Toliver II.
These three players all can help the Bears greatly. They can come relatively cheap and can push the current starters into being better. Especially with the COVID-19 rules, players may miss time more often and it would be nice to have a deeper roster because of this.