Chicago Bears: 5 free agents to pursue from Wildcard losers

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Now that Wildcard Weekend is in the books, there are only eight teams left in a quest for the Super Bowl.

Following the weekend’s games, several teams now enter their offseason which are full of big questions.

Which players stay? Which players go? Do we see any of them retire?

For the Chicago Bears, they’ve been in offseason mode for a couple of weeks now. Looking at this weekend’s crop of losing teams, Chicago has plenty to be excited about when it comes to free agency. Let’s take a look at a few names who now enter their offseason and could find a new home.

Free agents for the Chicago Bears to pursue from Wildcard losers: Poona Ford, DL

One of the weakest aspects of this Bears football team in 2022 was the defensive line, and you could argue it was in fact their weakest link. Chicago couldn’t stop the run. They couldn’t rush the passer. They couldn’t do much of anything up front.

That’s why defensive lineman Poona Ford makes a lot of sense, who’s possibly entering a new chapter after five years with the Seattle Seahawks.

Ford, 27, is one of the more underrated defensive linemen available in free agency, but a great player. As an interior lineman, Ford created 22 pressures, 14 hurries and came up with 15 stops, to go along with his 3.0 sacks.

The Bears need plenty of help, and ideally through somewhat experienced guys with some years left in them. Ford would be a phenomenal start to their free agency.