Chicago Bears: Five free agents Ryan Pace must target this offseason

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Chicago Bears should sign: William Jackson, CB – three years, $20.2 million

Losing Kyle Fuller would be a big hit to the secondary for the Bears. He has been their number one corner for the last several years. Still, it might be time for them to part ways as his cap hit is set to be $20 million going into next season. That type of money could be better used spread out over other positions of need. There are plenty of teams in need of a solid corner like Fuller, and the Bears would free up cap space and accrue some more draft capital by trading him.

Having Jaylon Johnson as the only true boundary corner on this team would not be smart going into next year. Replacing Fuller with William Jackson, another solid veteran option, could keep the Bears with a solid duo in the secondary going forward. Jackson is a downgrade from Fuller, but he has been nothing but solid over his career. He has played 14 or more games each year so far, so health is not too much of a worry with him. Also, this contract would be super valuable for a second cornerback of Jackson’s caliber.

The Bears had a strong duo with Johnson and Fuller this past season. Moving Fuller would really help the Bears financially, and bringing in William Jackson as a replacement piece would be a good way to compensate for his departure.