Chicago Bears: Possible replacements for Cody Parkey in 2019

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Chicago Bears, Jason Myers
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Jason Myers

One of the less expensive options the Bears could look at is Jason Myers, who will be a free agent this spring. Myers spent the first three years of his NFL career with the Jacksonville Jaguars, and last year with the New York Jets. Before his NFL days, he spent some time in the Arena Football League after being undrafted in 2013 out of Marist.

Over the course of the 2018 season, Myers went 33 for 36 on field goals, including 6-of-7 from beyond 50 yards. He finished 30 for 33 on extra points, also.

Career-wise, Myers looks a lot like Parkey looked coming into Chicago. Myers’ career field goal percentage is 84.3, and Parkey’s was actually just a couple of percentage points higher, believe it or not.

Myers is still just 27 years old and is coming off a fairly successful season. If Chicago wants to go the cheap route, Myers could certainly be an option. Although, if this team is ready to compete for a Super Bowl next year, maybe going the opposite route would be best.

Speaking of which, that brings us to our next candidate.