Bears Signing One Of The Top Remaining Free-Agents To Bolster Their Defense

Yannick Ngakoue

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The Chicago Bears have reportedly secured the services of defensive end Yannick Ngakoue, one of the top free agents left this offseason, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

The deal, worth a substantial $10.5 million, was seemingly confirmed by Ngakoue himself on social media, signaling a significant boost to the Bears’ defensive lineup.

Ngakoue’s signing comes on the heels of a strong season with the Indianapolis Colts, during which he demonstrated his prowess as a formidable pass rusher. His stat sheet for the year boasted an impressive with 9.5 sacks.

Since entering the league in 2016, Ngakoue has consistently showcased his ability to disrupt opposing offenses, ranking tied for seventh in the NFL for the most sacks in that time span, with an impressive total of 65.

The Chicago Bears, who languished at the bottom of the NFL sack rankings last season with a mere 20, have seemingly made a strategic move to address their glaring defensive weaknesses.

As they strive to recover from a disappointing 3-14 record last year, Ngakoue’s addition could serve as a catalyst for the team’s resurgence.

His ability to pressure quarterbacks and disrupt offensive plays could potentially tip the scales in favor of the Bears, providing them with the edge they sorely lacked in the previous season.