3. Adrian Amos
One of the first draft picks in the Ryan Pace era, Adrian Amos burst onto the scene in 2017 and took over as a full-time starter. Now, as he gets set to enter free agency, there are multiple things that could decide whether or not he is in a Bears uniform come 2019.
First, the Bears will need to look at how much money Amos is demanding. It is clear that he will want starters money and that his asking price could be anywhere between eight or nine million dollars per season.
If the Bears are willing to meet Amos’s demands, then this means that he could likely receive a three or four-year deal worth anywhere from $24 to $32 million dollars. In terms of NFL money, this seems unreasonable as the 2018 free agency showed that teams are not willing to pay much for safeties.
Second, the Bears could move forward with Amos and still see the defense play well. In terms of the safeties that the Bears had in 2018, it’s clear that Eddie Jackson is far more valuable to the team and that the Bears could replace Amos with DeAndre Houston-Carson or Deon Bush and still see the same output.
For the Bears, it’s likely that Amos could prove to be their toughest free agent decision, but he isn’t exactly their most important one as his replacement is likely already on the roster.