4 free agents Chicago Bears should re-sign
2. DeAndre Houston-Carson, Chicago Bears Safety
Some players never get a chance in the NFL, and others take their chance and make it a moment. DeAndre Houston-Carson stuck around in Chicago from 2016-to 2021, and never started until 2021. In 2021 he played a career-high in snaps, and he rocked it, having his best year.
Yes, it was his best year because he actually played defensive football, but truly, he was the best safety on the Chicago Bears last season. He was much better than Tashaun Gipson and played the Deon Bush role better than Deon Bush. Fans hate the Eddie Jackson contract, and it is fair that per dollar, they got plenty more from DHC last season.
Beyond that, he stuck around six seasons because he is a special teams ace. As a third safety, he is perfect to bring in for dime situations. He showed he is better than Deon Bush and should be kept over him. DHC could even make the Bears go into the draft thin at safety, with the chance that he could start next to Eddie Jackson if the right free agent or draft pick is not around that weekend.
For the cost, it would be a smart investment. For a player to take advantage of his moment you have to respect that and reward that. Someone is going to give DHC a chance based on his 2021, so it might as well be Chicago.