3 Low-Cost Cornerbacks the Bears Can Sign to Pair With Jaylon Johnson

The Chicago Bears could find a solid cornerback to pair with Jaylon Johnson on a budget.

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The Chicago Bears are building in NFL Free Agency, and the exciting thing for Bears fans is that it will all culminate in the 2024 NFL Draft where the Bears have the 1st and 9th overall picks. Although this team struggled in the first half of the 2023 season, they showed signs of life down the stretch and it's clear that what they're building is finally going somewhere.

The cornerback position is one where you can never really be satisfied as an NFL general manager. The Bears have one of the league's best young corners in Jaylon Johnson, and his new $19 million per year average salary is indicative of the way the team feels about him. But having too much cornerback depth in the NFL today is like saying you have too much money in your bank account.

You just can't have too many. And there are still some interesting ones available in free agency that could come at a team-friendly cost to the Bears. Who could GM Ryan Poles look into targeting?

1. Tre'Davious White

One of the wisest things teams can do in NFL Free Agency is take shots on formerly high NFL Draft picks. Tre'Davious White was once a first-round pick of the Buffalo Bills out of LSU, and him and his 18 career interceptions hit free agency this offseason as the Buffalo Bills absolutely cleaned house on their roster.

White is going to be 29 this season, so it's not like he's a young, spry option to try and develop over time. The Bears would have to make sure they could rely on other options at the position as White has only been available for a total of 10 games over the last two years. You simply can't rely on him staying healthy.

With that being said, he could provide an intriguing one-year option at a team-friendly price with that injury history.