6 Former Bears Chicago Should Sign for a Reunion in Free Agency

Could the Bears bring back some familiar faces in 2024?
Chicago Bears, Leonard Floyd
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1. Leonard Floyd, EDGE

Leonard Floyd entered the 2016 NFL Draft as a promising pass-rusher, even though he never truly broke out for the University of Georgia. In three seasons, he had 17 sacks, never topping the 6.5 he put up as a freshman. Still, he had excellent arm length and plenty of speed off the edge, which is why the Bears used the No. 9 overall pick to land him.

Floyd played in Chicago for four seasons and much like his time in Athens, his first campaign saw him rack up his personal-best sack total. He went for seven sacks as a rookie but never recorded more than 4.5 after that for the Bears. Eventually, he was released and signed a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Rams, which turned into a three-year stint.

Not only did he win a Super Bowl during his tenure in L.A. but Floyd also finally broke out. He registered 10.5 sacks in 2020 followed by 9.5 in 2021 and 9.0 in 2022. His 29 sacks in three seasons were impressive but there were concerns he was being aided heavily by the presence of Aaron Donald.

That should be put to rest following his 10.5 sack campaign in 2023 with the Buffalo Bills.

Again entering free agency, Floyd is now a seasoned veteran who would give the Bears a dynamic attack should he be lined up across from Montez Sweat. His presence would also allow them to use more draft capital on offense to build around Caleb Williams.

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