Following a lackluster campaign, the Chicago Bears aim to improve every aspect of their roster in 2023 free agency. The organization has strapped itself in for quite the turbulent offseason, and it appears that none of the current players or positions have locked up a spot as the team restructures its future. The Bears have a projected $94 million in salary cap space for 2023, so look for them to be wheeling and dealing as much as they possibly can over the next few months.
2022 in review
Despite finishing with a league-worst record at 3-14 under head coach Matt Eberflus, Justin Fields finally had the breakout season that Chicago envisioned when management drafted him 11th overall in 2021. That said, the future isn’t as centered around Fields as many believed that it would be at this stage. Nine victories in two seasons with the regarded 24-year-old QB under center is not a trend that the Bears want to see continue moving forward. With the intriguing batch of quarterbacks available in the NFL Draft, it’s possible that the Bears decide to use their No. 1 overall pick on a talented gunslinger to succeed Fields.
Because of the myriad options that this franchise currently has to explore, it’s difficult to predict what direction they will go. The Bears haven’t made much noise thus far in the offseason (the calm before the storm), but they named Luke Steckel assistant offensive line coach. and Kevin Warren as president and chief executive officer.
Bears free agency rumors, signings and losses
- Former Panthers RB D’Onta Foreman is heading to the Bears on a one-year, $3 million deal, per Adam Schefter.
- Former Packers TE Robert Tonyan heading to Bears on a one-year deal, per Adam Schefter.
- Former Raiders DT Andrew Billings signs 1-year deal with Bears worth $3.5 million, per Ian Rapoport.
- Bears signed former Panthers QB P.J. Walker to a two-year contract, per Adam Schefter.
- Bears signed former Seahawks RB Travis Homer to a two-year contract worth up to $4.5 million, per Adam Schefter.
- The Bears are signing former Bills LB Tremaine Edmunds to a four-year, $72 million deal, per Adam Schefter.
- Bears signed former Titans RG Nate Davis to a three-year contract, per Ian Rapoport.
- Bears are adding former Eagles LB T.J. Edwards with a three-year, $19.5 million contract, per Ian Rapoport.
- The Bears traded the No. 1 pick to the Panthers for WR D.J. Moore, the No. 9 overall pick, a 2023 second-round pick, a 2024 first-round pick, and a 2025 second-round pick, per Ian Rapoport.
- The Lions have signed RB David Montgomery on a three-year deal for $18 million — Adam Schefter
- The Bears have released QB Trevor Siemian, per Field Yates.