Chicago Bears: Overrated free agents to stay away from

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Ryan Pace will likely make a splash move to catch folks off guard, but the Chicago Bears need to be careful in free agency.

The free agency frenzy is right around the corner. Can you feel it? Chicago Bears fandom has been ready for the madness for a while now, but this year is going to be a little different.

This year, the Bears have some glaring holes in the roster. Still, this roster could very well be a Super Bowl roster. But, they have holes to fill nonetheless, and it starts with the quarterback.

Oh, we’re going there.

Mitchell Trubisky is in the midst of a prove-it year, or he’ll be out of Chicago one year from now. There is no beating around the bush. Trubisky regressed in 2019, and I don’t care what anyone has to say about that.

Speaking of holes, offensive line and tight end are certainly issues needing to be addressed. But, those who want to attribute Trubisky’s struggles to those around him are simply misled. Offensive line needs an upgrade. Tight end needs an upgrade.

And, yes, quarterback needs an upgrade.

Whether or not general manager Ryan Pace is going to bring in someone to push Trubisky, or someone who could absolutely take his place, is the burning question everyone is dying to know the answer to.

Free agency can be a dangerous place, especially for quarterbacks. Anyone care to take a short trip back to the Mike Glennon signing?

Pace has had his share of blips when trying to outsmart the rest of the league, but he’s also made some phenomenal moves. This year, over any other year, is one he cannot afford to outsmart himself. If he wants to move forward, and not back, he has to avoid the following free agents.