It was a helluva year Bears nation. 12 wins but it ended in heartbreak. Now lemme see how we can do this offseason.
Keep everyone and try to retain Fangio, using the reasons of "We're Hungry" If he walks, promote DB's coach Ed Donatell to DC and also hire Todd Bowles. Or Chuck Pagano or even Rex Ryan
Parkey has got to go, as a post-June 1 cut to save cap
Dion Sims will likely be cut.
Chase Daniel to me should not remain the backup QB.
Sam Acho being in a crowded OLB room will likely be cut.
i think we’ll also restructure Long’s contract and Butons too to get sime more cap space
First, Extend Danny Trevathan
We start with about $38.5 million in cap space after those cuts.
Aaron Lynch 2 years $7 million
Patrick O'Donnell 2 years $4 million
Bryce Callahan about 3 years $20 million with a 6 mil cap hit this season)
Adrian Amos (3 yeats $20 million about $6 milion this season)
Daniel Brown Anthony Sherman
After all that we have still approximately $24 million in cap space
Backup QB: Josh Johnson, Ryan Fitzpatrick, RGIII, Sean Mannion
Another Wideout: JJ Nelson, Bruce Ellington, De'Anthony Thomas, Chris Conley, Justin Hunter, Jordan Matthews
OT to replace Massie: Trent Brown, Daryl Williams, Cameron Fleming, Austin Howard
DT: Sheldon Richardson, Muhammad Wilkerson, other lower-tier players like Shemar Stephen or Brent Urban
Safety: DeShawn Shead, Kemal Ishmael, Corey Graham, George Iloka, Curtis Riley
A versatile player I really feel we should go after: Deone Buccannon
Also SIGN A NEW KICKER: ROBBIE GOULD. if not, Jason Myers or worst case scenario maybe Phil Dawson
We own our own 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 7th round picks. Also, I saw Deoindre Hall play a lot this season, so I'll assume we have another 7th round pick. (also hope that Sean Payton does get the league to increase rosters to 60 and active gameday rosters to 53)
3rd round: Want a DB here. Need all that depth on the back end. Montre Hartage, Trayvon Mullen, Iman Marshall, Nassir Adderly, David Dowell, Taylor Rapp, or OT like Mitch Hyatt
4th Round: A RB here. Devin Singletary, Myles Gaskin, Karan Higdon, Lamichael Perine, Dexter Williams, LJ Scott, Elija Holyfield, Jordan Scarlett
5th Round: A LB. Nate Hall, Porter Gustin, Christian Miller, Daelin Hayes, Jabari Zuniga
7th 1st pick: A center. Darryl Williams, Connor McGovern, Sam Mustipher
7th pick 2: Lowkey anything lol BPA I'll just say like a NT. Dontavious Russell, Daylon Mack, Raequan Williams
Could also pick up a bunch of other lower-tier players and UDFA's
Here's a way too early 60-man roster prediction:
QB: Mitchell Trubisky, Robert Griffin III, Chase Daniel/Tyler Bray
RB: Jordan Howard, Tarik Cohen, Devin Singletary/Dexter Williams, Taquan Mizell
FB/TE: Trey Burton, Adam Shaheen. Ben Braunecker, maybe Daniel Brwon or even Zach Miller
WR: Allen Robinson, Anthony Miller, Taylor Gabriel, JJ Nelson, Javon Wims, Joshua Bellamy
OT: Charles Leno Jr, Trent Brown/Cam Fleming, Bradley Sowell, another guy
OG: James Daniels, Kyle Long, Eric Kush, Bryan Witzmann
C: Cody Whitehair, Connor McGovern
K: Robbie Gould/Jason Myers/other
P: Patrick O'Donnell
LS: Patrick Scales
DL: Akiem Hicks, Eddie Goldman, Muhammad Wilkerson, Jonathan Bullard, Roy Robertson Harris. Bilal Nichols, Dontavious Russell
ILB: Danny Trevathan, Roquan Smith, Nick Kwiatkoski, Joel Iyiegbunniwe
OLB: Khalil Mack, Leonard Floyd, Aaron Lynch, Isaiah Irving, Kylie Fitts, Nate Hall
CB: Prince Amukamara, Kyle Fuller, Bryce Callahan, Trayvon Mullen, Sherrick McManis, Kevin Toliver
S: Eddie Jackson, Adrian Amos, Deon Bush, DeAndre Houston Carson, Deone Buccannon, Kemal Ishmael/S above
That would be my plan if I were Ryan Pace. This gives us mre flexibility and talent. What do you guys think?