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They Said It: Free Agency


Read what writers around the country are saying about the Bears moves early in free agency.

The Ringer

The Bears got the ball rolling by unofficially landing 24-year-old former Jaguars wideout Allen Robinson, a talented deep threat, red zone target, and the top receiver on the free-agent market. Chicago wasn't done there, though, coming to agreements with former Eagles tight end Trey Burton and former Falcons receiver Taylor Gabriel before the day was up. That's an intriguing haul for Bears GM Ryan Pace and first-year head coach Matt Nagy—these moves were made with the clear goal of surrounding second-year quarterback Mitchell Trubisky with as much playmaking talent as possible." – Danny Kelly | Read More

CBS Sports

"Taylor Gabriel is an excellent complement to those guys as a speedy slot guy who can take the top off defenses. Add those weapons with the running back duo of Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen and no one can say Nagy and Trubisky don't have enough to work with." – Will Brinson | Read More

SB Nation

"The Bears are hoping (Robinson) will find even more success as Mitchell Trubisky's No. 1 receiver. Chicago needed to add offensive firepower in support of its second-year quarterback this season. They did just that with Robinson." – Christian D'Andrea | Read More

"In addition to matching Green Bay's offer sheet for Kyle Fuller, the Bears have also re-signed fellow starting cornerback Prince Amukamara in the early days of free agency. General manager Ryan Pace has done well to retain a secondary that functioned as the surprising strength of Vic Fangio's defense last season." – Chris Wesseling | Read More

Chicago Sun-Times

"Taylor Gabriel and running back Tarik Cohen might be diminutive in size but their speed and quickness will be interesting to see on the field together. Nagy will do it." – Adam L. Jahns | Read More

Pro Football Weekly

"It's difficult to say if the offensive difference makers the Bears have added in free agency are more smitten with new coach Matt Nagy's offense or his infectious enthusiasm. But it's safe to say both played a role in making Chicago their ultimate destination." – Bob LeGere | Read More

Sporting News

"Using the transition tag on rising corner Kyle Fuller and re-signing Prince Amukamara, too, is also bound to pay off, as the Bears kept their defense intact for Vic Fangio." – Vinnie Iyer | Read More

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