Chicago Bears Free Agent Target: Leonard Floyd, EDGE
If the Chicago Bears are opposed to going after pricier ends like Yannick Ngakoue, a reunion with Leonard Floyd shouldn’t be completely out of the question.
After a disappointing start to his career, Floyd found his footing with the Rams, recording 30 sacks in three seasons.
Though Floyd undoubtedly benefited from the presence of Aaron Donald on the inside, he deserves some credit for his jump in production in Los Angeles.
An interesting note is Floyd most excelled as a run defender and often struggled getting to the quarterback, but with the Rams, he improved in the passing game and regressed as a run stopper.
This change has made Floyd a more valuable commodity, as sacks that come at the expense of run stops are more than welcomed by franchises.
Floyd never ended up being the game wrecker Ryan Pace envisioned when drafted him ninth overall in 2016. Still, Floyd has solidified himself as a solid pass rusher, which the Bears are in dire need of.
Additionally, the Bears have enough holes on the line that signing Floyd wouldn’t rule out the possibility of drafting an end like Tyree Wilson or Lukas Van Ness in the draft.