Report: Germain Ifedi agrees to one-year, $5 million deal with Bears

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The Bears have a new quarterback, and they assured their right guard returns to block for their new quarterback.

The team has agreed to a one-year, $5 million deal with Germain Ifedi, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. The contract includes a $4.25 million base salary.

The deal for Ifedi came only hours after the Bears agreed to terms with Andy Dalton.

Ifedi, 26, started all 16 games for the Bears last season.

The Seahawks made Ifedi the 31st overall choice in 2016, and he spent four seasons in Seattle. He missed only four starts in four seasons, seeing action mostly at right tackle but also playing some at right guard.

8 responses to “Report: Germain Ifedi agrees to one-year, $5 million deal with Bears

  1. Mean, nasty Lineman that I, as a Seahawks’ fan, sometimes really miss. Good for him!

  2. Outside of Cody Whitehair the Bears have needs across the entire O-Line.

    I guess 5 Mil for a big g00fy guard in Ifedi can be a placeholder.

    The Bears only spent 15 mil on a QB and G, that’s actually improvement in management decisions.

  3. Under the radar signing, but a good deal for the Bears. Actually, it’s more like a steal. This guy was a first round pick and he played like one. Hardly missed any games either. Teams are signing tackles for a lot more money that aren’t as good as this guy.

  4. Ifedi is probably penciled in as the starting RT. It took a while to settle on the OL last year, but the interior is pretty good (i.e. Whitehair, Mustipher, Daniels/Bar).

    With Ifedi under contract, it’s less obvious who the Bears will take with their first rounder. Let’s hope it’s still a tackle though. I’m not a fan of QBs that miss wide open throws at their pro day or bird-boned WRs that haven’t gone through medicals at a combine…

  5. Most likely he starts the season at RT, not RG. For which he gives the Bears roughly equivalent quality to Bobbie Massie at a much better price. The Bears guards, barring injury, will be Cody Whitehair and James Daniels. The disappointment around the mismanagement of their QB situation notwithstanding, this is actually an OK move by Pace & Co.

  6. You know that Russell WIlson is right and something’s hapless in Seattle, when Ifedi had around a 56 PFF rating the whiole time there, and then bumped up to a 65 PFF rating with the Bears.

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