2 free agent hits, 2 free agent misses for Chicago Bears in 2023

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2. Yannick Ngakoue is having a career low with the Chicago Bears

Yannick Ngakoue has not been good enough for the Chicago Bears this season. There were questions about signing him before he even came in, and there was a reason why Ngakoue had to wait until training camp started to find a job. He had already been trending down in his play, but his sack numbers stayed about the same thanks to some cleanup work, and it had some fans thinking he would still be the same player. 

Now, Ngakoue is worse than ever as a pass rusher, and he remains poor in the run game. His pass-rush win rate has sunk to an all-time low. What is crazy is that it has actually gone down since Montez Sweat arrived, and attention shifted away from him. Before the bye, the Bears started to play DeMarcus Walker over him. 

Ngakoue was the second-highest free agent signing this offseason, and he made over $10M this year. The only good news for the Chicago Bears at this point is that they are not committed to him in any way after this year.