My hopeful #1 get for the Bears Eric Berry is off the table
The deal for Eric Berry is a 6 year $78 million dollar deal for the pro bowl safety. This will guarantee him $40 million with a $20 million signing bonus which will set him up for life. It is the most guaranteed money for any current safety. He will earn $30 million in the first two years of the deal.
Last year the safety played under the franchise tag for the Chiefs, which was his best season as a player. He in my eyes would have been the staple for the Bears defense for years to come. He is solid in both run stop and pass coverage. Your game changing safety that can sit in the box and take away the run.
Eric tied his career high with 4 ints last year, returning 2 for touchdowns. It was his 5th pro bowl of his career.
Well now what for the Bears?
There are still several options in free agency that are not as good but would be a huge upgrade to the crap they have now. Barry Church or a Quintin Demps maybe there if you want to get good players. The best thing to do in my opinion is to just draft the best safety coming out of college, which I hate to admit is an Ohio guy. Malik Hooker is a big and fast safety that will be top of everyone’s list for safeties coming into the combine this week. I still wouldn’t mind a Jabrill Peppers but might not go till later in the first round.
At least the Bears have options but damn I wanted this guy.