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The Bears had the best secondary in football according to Pro Football Focus

The Bears had the best secondary in football according to Pro Football Focus

Would you like more news that in no way, shape, or form helps you feel better about the Bears' loss? Thought so! 

Earlier today, analytics site Pro Football Focus released their final rankings of all 32 NFL secondaries, and would you look at that, the Bears won:

Here's what they had to say about it:

No surprise here. The Bears’ secondary featured PFF’s first-team All-Pro safety Eddie Jackson and second-team All-Pro corner Kyler Fuller. What really separates them from the pack though is the lack of a weak link. Every single player that played at least 200 snaps in their secondary – Jackson, Fuller, Adrian Amos, Prince Amukamara, Bryce Callahan, and Sherrick McManis – all earned grades above 80.0. 

All jokes aside, that's an eye-popping stat. Sherrick McManis might be the least-talked-about good cornerback on a team full of not-talked-about great cornerbacks. 

It also makes one realize just how much talent they were missing on the backend of their defense on Sunday. So there's that. 

The Bears' secondary: very good. The best, you might even say. 

Bears still have league-average amount of salary cap space left

Bears still have league-average amount of salary cap space left

Free agency has slowed to crawl a little more than a week into the process, and the Bears still have some money to spend.

Ryan Pace made multiple moves to clear up additional salary cap space this offseason, but he spent his money cautiously.

Even with five outside signings under contract, he still has the space to make some more moves.

As of Friday, the Bears have just under $17 million in cap space, the 16th-most in the NFL, according to ESPN’s Field Yates.

Pace has more money to work with now than he did before the team started releasing players to clear space.

He still has to keep some cap available to sign their draft picks as well as an emergency fund for the season, but the Bears have more than enough money left to add an impact player or two on the open market.

The pool of talent to pick from continues to shrink, but Pace can still find quality options that could come at a bargain the longer they sit on the open market.

 

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Chicago Football Madness Rd. of 32: Chalk dominates the 1st round, with some notable exceptions

Chicago Football Madness Rd. of 32: Chalk dominates the 1st round, with some notable exceptions

Excitement for the Bears are at an all-time high, so while March Madness and the NCAA Tournament begin, we still have Bears on the mind. So we've created Chicago Bears Football Madness, pitting players from the three best Bears teams and legends head-to-head.

THIS. IS. STILL. MARCH. 

The first round of our inaugural Chicago Football Madness Tournament is over, and friends, it was kind of anti-climatic -- except for Jay Cutler advancing, that rules. 

Out of all the 32 Opening Round matchups, only two underdogs moved on: Robbie Gould and The Fridge. Now, Gould's got a tough matchup against 2-seed Lance Briggs, and there's no rest for the Perry (this joke works, right?) as he takes on Walter Payton. 

Keep sending the votes in! You can find all the matchups over on our Twitter account, or on the website, because we like to give you options. 

RD. OF 32 REGIONS:

1985 Bracket

2006 Bracket

2018 Bracket

Legends/Others Bracket

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