5 Most Important Bears Free Agent Targets in 2024

The Chicago Bears have a lot of cap space and many holes on the roster to fill. Here are the five most important free agents the Bears should go after.

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2. Justin Madubuike: DT, Baltimore Ravens

The most prominent position on Matt Eberflus's defense is the 3-tech defensive tackle. The Bears have rotated players there and got a pretty solid rotation.

Justin Jones was decent but is a free agent. Andrew Billings played a significant role, hence why he was re-signed and will be back next season. Gervon Dexter has all the tools necessary to be a future starter but is still developing.

Finally, Pickens has not shown enough or received enough playing time to prove he is a capable starter in the league. The rotation and depth are solid, but the Bears need the star power at the position.

Justin Madubuike would fill those shoes. It would be expensive, but the Bears will have the cap space to ensure several big moves this offseason if they play their cards right. Passing on Jalen Carter was a resilient but beneficial decision to make.

The Bears traded back with the Philadelphia Eagles to secure an extra 2024 fourth-round pick. He would've filled a need. However, Poles emphasized the importance of character. That is something Madubuike possesses.