Chicago Bears: Current players that aren’t going anywhere

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The Chicago Bears will have a lot of tough financial decisions to make over the next couple of years.

It is a concept you hear about all the time in the NFL, especially during the offseason. How does a young, talented team, that is loaded with talent, possibly survive beyond a couple of years? The Chicago Bears are the NFL’s latest example of such a team, taking after a fellow NFC powerhouse, the Los Angeles Rams.

You see it happen often. Teams get too good, too soon. That should be a positive, but sometimes it turns out to be an issue for the front office. A general manager like Ryan Pace has done such a good job putting together his team over the last couple of years, and yet, he’ll have to make some difficult decisions regarding those same players he hand-picked for his franchise.

The Bears nearly had double-digit Pro Bowlers last season. Pace has nailed some mid-to-late round picks in recent drafts on top of making significant moves via free agency and the trade market. He now has over a dozen players which are going to be deserving of big-time pay days in the near future.

Recently, we looked at some potential cap casualties that the Bears could see go into effect next year. Now, we look at the opposite.

Which current players are here for the long haul? These are the guys the team simply can’t live without. They have done too much for the team already; they have meant too much to the organization. Who are they? Let’s get started with a guy who rarely sees credit from the national media.