Chicago Bears' fans have had the chance to watch just how destructive defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh of the Detroit Lions can be, since he's played the Bears 10 times since being drafted in 2010. In those 10 games he has 8 sacks, more than he has against any other team.
Suh may be an elite talent, but he's not without baggage. He's had a few over aggressive on field incidents and some would consider him a dirty player.
With the Lions unlikely to re-sign Suh, ESPN's Field Yates, is taking a look at the best fits for Suh's services in 2015. He lists five such teams, but it's number four on his list that would interest our readers. He has the Bears listed as a possible landing spot for Suh.
Schefter reported that the Bears would be among the teams with interest in Suh, and the fit makes sense. Veteran Jeremiah Ratliff had a nice bounce-back season in 2014, but he has just one year left on his deal. The team drafted a pair of defensive tackles in Ego Ferguson and Will Sutton last year, the latter of whom adds some pass-rushing juice from the interior. But Suh would be a difference-maker for a defense that needs a facelift at all three levels. The Bears will soon have a new head coach, and no matter who it is, he'd likely relish the chance to coach Suh.
The Bears will have around $27.5 million in cap space this off season, plus they have some player decisions to make that could potentially raise that figure. Suh's new deal would probably be in the $100 million ball park with at least $50 million guaranteed.
With defensive minded John Fox now hired as the Bears head coach, we know that Suh would fit his preferred 4-3 one gap scheme.
As a Bears fan, could you look past his dirty play if he were wearing navy and Orange?