Only seven teams currently have more space under the 2017 salary cap than the Chicago Bears. Per Spotrac, the Bears have just south of $55 million to spend this offseason, and if the Chicago Tribune is to be believed, they are going to be very aggressive in spending it.
A report from the Tribune laid out three top targets for the Bears this offseason: Bills cornerback Stephon Gilmore, Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon, and Ravens right tackle Ricky Wagner.
Gilmore, Buffalo’s first-round pick back in 2012, is coming off the first Pro Bowl season of his career. He’s been a good corner for a number of years, and 2015 and 2016 were likely his two best seasons. The Bears desperately need help in the defensive backfield.
Glennon has thrown only 11 passes in the last two years. He’s already 27 years old and his track record is sub-average at best, but he has definitely been a source of intrigue over the last few offseasons. With the Bears expected to move on from Jay Cutler, they’re surely exploring all available quarterback options. They’ve been connected to New England’s Jimmy Garoppolo as well as several quarterback options in the draft.
Wagner has been a starter on the right side of the line for Baltimore for the last three seasons, shining in 2014 before slumping in 2015 and bouncing back this past season. The Bears have Bobby Massie signed for the next two years at right tackle but have an opening on the left side.