CHICAGO, Ill — The Chicago Bears decided to bring back a familiar face at cornerback, as it was reported on Tuesday evening that Chicago plans to re-sign Prince Amukamara.
With all the big signings today, bringing back Amukamara will quietly go down as a solid move by Ryan Pace. This move will help bring back a familiar face to the secondary, which did pretty well last year under Vic Fangio. Amukamara will likely return to the second cornerback position, where he did a decent job this past season.
The Bears will likely be going into the 2018 season with the same grouping of defensive backs. I’d predict that we will see Fuller and Amukamara at the outside cornerback spots, Bryce Callahan (Tendered) at the nickel position, and Adrian Amos and Eddie Jackson at the two safety spots.
Pace most likely was looking for another top cornerback to pair with Kyle Fuller, but the top tier cornerbacks that were signed today, were signed at a very high price, and Chicago was wise to lay off and just bring back Amukamara for a better price.
Don’t let this make you believe that Ryan Pace isn’t considering a cornerback with the first pick in the draft next month, as guys like Denzel Ward out of Ohio State or Josh Jackson out of Iowa could both be selected with the Bears’ first selection. Pace has impressed me so far this offseason, and I’m sure he will continue impressing through April.