Chicago Bears: 2021 mock offseason to make a Super Bowl run

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How are the Chicago Bears supposed to afford anything with cap space?

According to Over the Cap, the Bears will have -$6.9 million in cap space, so how will I afford even anyone? Here’s how.

For starters, I will cut Bobby Massie, Jimmy Graham, and Buster Skrine. I believe the Bears can draft a better offensive tackle, Cole Kmet is a better option at tight end, and literally, anybody is a better option than Skrine at this point. This puts the Bears’ salary cap at $10.45 million.

After this, I will also restructure the following players’ contracts: Khalil Mack, Robert Quinn, Charles Leno, Cody Whitehair, and Kyle Fuller. All of these restructures would free up a lot of cap space. This would put the Bears around $55 million.

With all of these signings, I’d additionally trade Nick Foles for anything. Even if it means us giving up a pick, get that contract off of our books. Trading him post-June 1st would save $4 million as well putting the Bears up to around $60 million in cap space.

After all of the re-signings, the Bears would still have $11.5 million in cap space. Free agency, I don’t want to be very active as the Bears have everything in place outside of the draft now, but we still need to bring some players in. They need to play the wait-and-see game for after the draft, but for now, they are set as the rest of the issues will be corrected in the draft.