5 Free Agency Targets Bears Fans Should Watch in the Super Bowl

The Bears may not be in the big game themselves, but there are a handful of players that can be on their radar this offseason.

Jan 28, 2024; Santa Clara, California, USA; San Francisco 49ers defensive end Chase Young (92) runs
Jan 28, 2024; Santa Clara, California, USA; San Francisco 49ers defensive end Chase Young (92) runs / Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Michael Danna

Danna was a fifth round selection out of Michigan in 2020 by the Chiefs. Ryan Poles was still a part of the staff in Kansas City at that time so he was surely involved in the selection of Danna. This season has by far been Danna's most successful year as he played in 16 games totaling 6.5 sacks. He also exploded for 50 total tackles after never having more than 27 in a season prior to this year.

While he isn't a name every casual fan has heard of, he is a capable pass rusher on the edge and should see himself getting a pretty nice pay day this offseason. I don't think Danna will be setting the pass rusher market this spring, but his play on top of relationship with Ryan Poles can be something to watch for.

3. Mike Edwards

Eddie Jackson is expected to be cut at some point this offseason as his play has declined on top of his very expensive contract. Edwards can be someone to keep an eye on to replace him on an affordable contract. He is by no means prime Ed Reed, but he is a solid starting free safety in the NFL.

The best ability is availability and Edwards has played in 13 games or more in every season since being drafted in 2019. He also has recorded an interception in every year of his career outside of his rookie campaign.

He has shown to be a willing tackler as well totaling, 51 this season including one sack. Pairing Edwards on the back end with Jaquan Brisker can give the Bears a very quality safety tandem for the next few years minimum.