This move feels like a bigger deal that it probably should, but considering the untested depth under contract behind starters Khalil Mack and Leonard Floyd. it’s good to see Aaron Lynch back on a one-year contract.
The 26-year old Lynch played in thirteen games last season, making three starts, and he picked up 3 sacks and 8 quarterback hits. He was the first outside linebacker off the bench and he played in 33.6% of their defensive snaps.
There were three other free agent visits by Lynch in the last few weeks, but ultimately the chance to return to Club Dub was too much to pass up. “Where else would I want to be?” he told ChicagoBears.com. “This is where I want to be. It’s where I see my future.”
Lynch now re-joins the OLB room consisting of the aforementioned starters, as well as Isaiah Irving, Kylie Fitts, and James Vaughters.
Last week general manager Ryan Pace mentioned that defensive lineman Roy Robertson-Harris could see some snaps off the edge too.
What are your thoughts on Lynch returning?