How the Chicago Bears younger veterans will impact 2021 (Part 1)

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Chicago Bears, Kindle Vildor
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The Chicago Bears have three young studs at defensive back that could take over

The Chicago Bears fanbase went crazy when Kyle Fuller was released and signed by the Denver Broncos. I was upset too. Many are extremely mad at general manager Ryan Pace for letting the Pro-Bowl cornerback walk, but in a time where the cap went down, it was only a matter of time for it to happen. If you think you are mad at that, just wait until Allen Robinson isn’t retained after this offseason. That is for another topic.

The Chicago Bears’ cornerback holes are apparent, but moves like this aren’t made without a plan. Kyle Fuller is an outstanding cornerback, and he will be greatly missed. Akiem Hicks will be greatly missed when he is gone as well. Not all players can be kept; it is how the NFL runs. Good players and aging vets leave or are cut every season. Unless you are a star player, even then, you could be playing on another team at any moment.

Many thought Jaylon Johnson was brought in to play alongside Kyle Fuller, but it was clear when they drafted two cornerbacks and based on Fuller’s contract that change was coming. Just as evident as it was when the Chicago Bears drafted two tackles in this past draft.

Kindle Vildor always had the size to play outside. Unlike Duke Shelley, who is listed barely at 5’9″. Vildor played outside cornerback and inside at Georgia Southern, was made to lock up his side of the field against the best.

Roaming lockdown corners are rare and expensive. Instead of finding one who can cover anybody like Darnell Mooney’s son (Jalen Ramsey), teams try to find the best fit who can hold their own. The cost savings alone on having two B- or C+ cornerbacks is better than having that A+ cornerback. Most might not like Pro Football Focus (PFF), but Kindle Vildor made the 2018 All-American PFF second team. That is in the company with Deandre Baker.