Chicago Bears: 3 of the best remaining free agents Ryan Pace must target
The Chicago Bears keep taking some big swings, but all they have come away with is air as they have now whiffed on multiple occasions. First, it was finding out that the trade offer they thought was going to land them Russell Wilson was shot down by Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll. Their “plan B” seems to be Andy Dalton. Then they were rumored to be in on left tackle Trent Williams. Williams signed with the 49ers and the Bears have yet to address the position.
Not long ago, Ryan Pace and Matt Nagy met with wide receiver Kenny Golladay. Reports are that they offered Golladay a one-year deal. It was not enticing enough as the New York Giants gave Golladay $18 million per year in a multi-year deal. Again, a big swing and a miss. It will be interesting to see who they look to instead. Will it be another wide receiver or will the focus change? After missing out on Golladay, reports are that Akiem Hicks is staying. Maybe that’s it?
Now, I am not here to listen to how the team is strapped for money. There are still plenty of ways to work around the salary cap right now. I think Cordarelle Patterson summed it up the best:
Well, it appears the Chicago Bears might not want him back in 2021. We do not know what the amount is that Patterson is requesting or if the Bears ever made an offer, but it appears that the relationship between these two might be coming to a close.
A few names the team did seem to want include Jeremiah Attaochu, Damien Williams and Desmond Trufant. The Bears also brought back Christian Jones and re-signed DeAndre Houston-Carson. As you can see, not the biggest-named signings. This partly has to do with their current salary cap situation and partly to do with bigger names choosing to go elsewhere, albeit usually for more money. The Chicago Bears need to land a bigger fish and here are three to target.