Three free agents the Bears should look at. The Bears have given fans a little bit more hope as they beat the Browns Saturday night and looked good doing it. Yes it’s only preseason, but it’s hard to not take notice of how well they played. Most noticably Justin Fields. So if the Bears are better then we originally presumed there are a few free agents out there that could help this team. Maybe not win a Superbowl but atleast make a playoff run. There are no game changers in the market, but definitely some guys that have things to offer, and you wouldn’t have to break the bank getting them.
It’s no secret the Bears have been hit with injuries at the receiver position. While they are expecting everyone to return you’re still not sure what you have in guys like N’Keal Harry, and Byron Pringle. You would know exactly what you have with Cole Beasley. A tough possession receiver that’s invaluable on third and five to Justin Fields. A Tom Waddle type but smaller. At 5’8 he’s a small target, but get it anywhere he can get a finger on it he will snag it. He’s older at 33, but he’s best two NFL seasons were his last two. Having 82 receptions in both.
The former Packer corner had a good year in 2019 with 5 interceptions, but hasn’t produced much since. I love the Bears starting secondary but there isn’t much depth. King would be a great next man up. At 6’3 he has rare size for a corner and decent speed. Allowing him to body up bigger receivers and play safety if needed. Built a lot like Richard Sherman maybe a change of scenery to a hated rival is what he needs.
Jason was one of the best pass rushers in the league with the Giants. Then in 2016 a freak fireworks accident mutilated is right hand. He’s been kind of forgotten about since. Many people assuming he hasn’t done much since, myself included. However he made the pro-bowl in 2020 with 9.5 sacks and four forced fumbles. At 33 he would be in strictly for passing situations and would allow Quinn to get a breather and be an insurance policy if Gibson struggles.
Has this seasons purpose changed?
I think it has. Originally labeled by most as a rebuilding season suddenly doesn’t seem as bleak. Almost every position is looking better then expected including the coaching staff and general manager. As a Bears fan I try hard to not look at it with my heart, and usually do a good job. I can’t tell if that’s what I’m doing this season however. I am just so damn impressed by Fields it’s hard to look past. We will see if they add any free agents. I’m not making any predictions just yet, but that article is on the horizon. 🐻⬇️