Bears admit even more free agent mistakes

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Bears General Manager Ryan Pace already had to swallow hard and admit defeat, when he decided to cut the guy he planned on being his starting quarterback.

It got a little worse Wednesday, as he added the guy he planned that quarterback throwing to and another of last year’s targets.

The Bears made official the anticipated release of quarterback Mike Glennon, but they also announced they were cutting wide receiver Markus Wheaton and cornerback Marcus Cooper.

Wheaton signed two-year, $11 million contract, and responded with three receptions for 41 yards.

Cooper at least played in 15 games, so they sort of got their money’s worth for the three-year, $16 million deal he signed last March.

Not really.

That Pace is still making decisions for anyone after his checkered record in free agency is a minor miracle, but if his latest moves (paying Allen Robinson a pile, along with Trey Burton and Taylor Gabriel) don’t pan out, he won’t get many more chances.

12 responses to “Bears admit even more free agent mistakes

  1. jackburton408 says:
    March 14, 2018 at 6:44 pm
    Copper should’ve been cut after the Steelers game

    He should have been cut during halftime

  2. Pace is a lousy judge of talent and should be fired. The Bears will fight the Lions for last place in the division once again.

  3. Everyone’s all up in arms about these acquisitions from last year but they were all on prove it deals!!!! How do you think we had all this cap space this year?

  4. So…if a GM doesn’t go 100% with his free agents he failed? With that rationale no GM should have a job. Sure he had misses, but let’s not forget about: Hicks, Prince, Trevathon, Sitton, hell even Freeman until his suspensions. Also, he offered other FA’s more money to come to or stay in Chicago and they decided to go elsewhere. Not much he can do about that. The Bears had/have a lot of holes to fill. You can’t score, if you don’t shoot.

  5. It’s a bit unfair to judge Ryan Pace on his prior free agent deals. He was anchored with a lame duck coaching staff that was pretty much forced on him from the beginning by George McCaskey and Ted Phillips. No good free agents wanted to play for John Fox and Dowell Loggains and that surely limited Pace’s options considerably.

  6. Emery extended Cutler, Pace is the one who cut him. Last year Pace offered more money to Stephen Gilmore and Alshon Jeffery and they decided to sign elsewhere due to the coaching staff he was forced to hire. I can’t say that he gets a pass for the last 3 years, but at least the first two years were definitely hampered by Cutler’s moronic deal.

  7. Da Bears…right, Yogi and Boo Boo…At least they’ll get a couple comp 6th round picks??

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