Chase Young Destination No. 1: Chicago Bears
Cap Space: $32.3 Million
Team Sacks: 31st (21)
It is no secret: the Bears’ defensive line was abysmal in 2022. Suffering from a roster turnover that saw Khalil Mack and Robert Quinn depart, Chicago entered Year 1 of the Matt Eberflus era without crucial pieces to his newly-implemented scheme.
General manager Ryan Poles made strides to improve this by signing and drafting several players for the front seven. Interestingly, most of the additions profile more as interior linemen, rather than pure pass rushers off the edge.
Chase Young can change this upon arrival. The former No. 2 overall pick would become a focal point of the defense and gives Eberflus a disruptive defender capable of harassing the opposing quarterback for four quarters. It is a risk with Young’s injury history and impending payday, but Chicago is in a position to take that risk.