The Chicago Bears have freed up significant cap space by converting some of Khalil Mack’s base salary and roster bonuses into a signing bonus. The conversion of $13 million spread over the life of the contract creates an additional $11 million in cap space for General Manager Ryan Pace to spend as he sees fit in this Free Agency period.
Source: the Bears have created $11M of cap space by converting $13M of Khalil Mack's base salary & roster bonus into a signing bonus. Chicago positioning itself to make moves if desired...— Field Yates (@FieldYates) March 12, 2019
The move was speculated during the off-season as a potential lever for Pace to pull in the event of the right opportunity. At this point, it is unclear what player or players Pace is targeting, but it is likely a contract move like this will correspond to a signing.
Who do you believe the Bears will use this newly freed up cap space to sign? Will Pace use this money to sign multiple free agents to create depth before a draft with limited capital or make a splash signing?
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