When you finish with just three wins, you have more than few deficiencies on your ball club. The Chicago Bears are going to have a number of holes that they need to fill during the 2017 free agency period, and they may have even more depending on what they do with some of their own free agents. I took a peek at every one of their pending free agents a couple days ago, and today I’ll start to compile a wish list.
The biggest need position on the Bears, in my opinion, is the secondary. Chicago GM Ryan Pace doesn’t just need to address the safety position, not just the corners, not just nickle or dime, but all of the above.
In my latest T Formation Conversation podcast (Subscribe now on iTunes for free!), I go over my top four defensive back free agent targets for the Bears, plus hit on a few other DB options that could be available.
Take a look at Chicago’s top five DBs, in terms of defensive snaps.
CB - Tracy Porter, 944
S - Adrian Amos, 939
S - Harold Jones-Quartey, 731
22- Cre’Von LeBlanc, 695
CB Bryce Callahan, 488
Between these five players, they had a grand total of five interceptions, 2 forced fumbles and 1 fumble recovery.
There isn’t one defensive back on the current roster that should be locked into a starting position next year. The Bears need a complete overhaul and I expect them to not only look to free agency, but the NFL Draft as well.