The Chicago Bears released their 53-man roster last Tuesday and social media instantly blew up. The overreaction was probably warranted though since the team has yet to put together a roster that can win a playoff game under Ryan Pace and Matt Nagy. As the storm settled though and players were moved to injured reserve, the positional quantities started to at least make more sense.
We saw seven inside linebackers drop to six with Danny Trevathan headed to short-term injured reserve. We saw the cornerback position bounce from four players to six with the corresponding signings of Artie Burns and Marqui Christian as Teven Jenkins also went to short-term injured reserve.
The Chicago Bears should add at least one of these three free agents
The wide receiver position went from five, back up to six as the Chicago Bears shifted fan (and my) favorite Rodney Adams to waivers. Luckily he also cleared waivers and the team now has rookie wide receiver, Dazz Newsome and Adams on the practice squad. In corresponding moves, the team claimed both Breshad Perriman and Nsimba Webster off waivers. Perriman brings more speed to the wide receiver group while Webster adds a much-needed return specialist.
The Chicago Bears do not have a Super Bowl roster right now. I think we can all agree on that, right? And honestly, adding one or more of these free agents is not going to instantly catapult them into that conversation either. There are definitely three moves here though that the team could make that would instantly improve the roster in my opinion. One, in particular, stands out to me and I am shocked that Ryan Pace and Matt Nagy are willing to standby and do nothing.