Chicago Bears should sign: De’Vondre Campbell, LB – two years, $8.4 million
There has been word of a possible shift to a 4-3 defensive scheme under new defensive coordinator Sean Desai. This means the Bears would need to bring in another off-the-ball linebacker to play with Roquan Smith and Danny Trevathan with Robert Quinn and Khalil Mack moving down to the defensive line.
De’Vondre Campbell would be a solid addition to the linebacker core, and he would come at a cheap price. The veteran has put up over 90 tackles in his last four years, as well as playing in all 16 games in those years. He is a consistent presence as an off-ball linebacker and would be a good veteran to fill that third linebacker spot if the Bears indeed move to a 4-3.
Even if the Bears stay in the same defensive scheme they have been using, they still lack depth at linebacker. Campbell on a two-year deal would provide the Bears with another starting-caliber linebacker on the depth chart. He is only 28 years old, so he still has a few good years left before he starts to regress. Bringing him in on this contract would be a perfect addition to the defense without spending too much money.