3 Free Agent do-overs for the Chicago Bears in 2023

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Chicago Bears should have signed Devin Singletary over D'Onta Foreman

Once again, I don't hate the D'Onta Foreman signing. That said, I think there were better running back options available in free agency. Miles Sanders for example would easily have made his way to the top of the depth chart. I would have also preferred Ryan Poles to sign Devin Singletary this offseason over both Sanders and Foreman.

Well, let me restate that I would have preferred Singletary on his one-year deal worth $2.75 million versus Sanders who signed a four-year deal worth $25 million. Singletary signed with Houston, but his ability to catch the ball out of the backfield makes him a better weapon than D'Onta Foreman. He has also proven himself highly capable on the ground.

Last season, Foreman had a career year with nearly 1,000 rushing yards and five touchdowns. That is a norm for Singletary who has averaged 4.7 yards per carry and has never run for less than 500 yards in a season. Singletary is coming off back-to-back seasons of over 800 yards. He has also scored 12 touchdowns over that two-year span. Singletary is a much smaller back at 5'7" and just over 200 pounds compared to Foreman who is 6'1" and over 230 pounds. I still think Singletary would have been more efficient, but I also think Foreman will push for a near 50/50 split with Khalil Herbert.