Since the legal tampering period began on Monday, the Bears’ organization has done their due diligence in trying to address the holes on the roster.
Plenty of transactions have been made, and more will come as time goes on.
To keep track of what the Bears have done so far, here are the top Bears stories you need to know about.
Since Monday, the Bears have added a new player each day to their roster. It first started with tight end Jimmy Graham, who despite being older in age, should give the Bears some depth and consistency at the position. The Bears followed that up by signing edge rusher Robert Quinn, who will provide some much-needed pass rush to Chuck Pagano’s defense. And yesterday’s move to trade for quarterback Nick Foles brings up the question, what happens to former first-round pick Mitch Trubisky?
Of course, the Bears lost some players throughout this free agency process, and the most prominent was former first-found pick Leonard Floyd. He was replaced by Quinn, and the reason ultimately came down to one thing: Floyd’s inability to provide a consistent pass rush. Another key player signed to a new team was linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski. With the Bears extending Danny Trevathan’s contract, Kwiatkoski was the odd man out.
The Bears also lost backup quarterback Chase Daniel to their divison rival Detroit Lions. Daniel wasn’t seen as competition to Trubisky, so it shouldn’t be a shock to anyone that he is on a different team. Defensive lineman Nick Williams also joined the Lions, and this move only increases the importance for guys like Bilal Nichols and Roy Robertson-Harris to step up in 2020.
If you haven’t already, make sure you check out the podcasts we have produced this week. Will and I addressed the Quinn and Graham signing. Then Will and Stephen Letizia gave their initial thoughts on the Foles trade. Finally, I answered some fan questions and weighed in on how Foles impacts the Bears’ QB situation.