As we continue looking around the league at free agents the Chicago Bears could add this offseason, our attention shifts to the Philadelphia Eagles.
Yeah, we’re already going back to these guys — the Philadelphia Eagles. I know, the pain is still there, and it might last years. The fact is, though, both the Chicago Bears and the Eagles are on to the offseason. Thus, we are trying to move on as fans, too.
The Bears have some clear concerns heading into the free agency period and leading up to the draft. First of all, what is Ryan Pace going to do regarding the contracts of both safety Adrian Amos and slot corner Bryce Callahan? Both have been valuable pieces to this defense, but the likelihood of them each coming back is pretty slim.
Pace may choose to pay one and not the other — that’s what I’m thinking. Quite frankly, the Bears probably don’t have the money to bring both of them back.
Then, there’s the clear-cut priority for the Bears: Fix the kicking problem.
Cody Parkey is going to go down as one of those names in Chicago sports history — yeah, one of those names.
It’s up to Pace, regardless of cost and dead money, to fix the issue. I think we can all assume this is going to be addressed.
Without picks in the first two rounds of this year’s draft, the free agency period is going to be as important as ever. Whatever holes Pace and head coach Matt Nagy see as the main ones to fill will have to be done so through free agency.
Back to the Eagles. They certainly have a lot of talent — a lot of veteran talent, too. They, like the Bears, won’t be able to bring everybody back. Let’s take a look at a few of their free agents, how they would fit with the Bears, and hypothesize over whether they’ll be affordable or not.