The Chicago Bears have made their first splash signing in the 2023 NFL free agency period, agreeing to terms on a three-year deal with Philadelphia Eagles starter, T.J. Edwards.
“Philadelphia brought Edwards back in 2022 on a one-year, $2.15 million deal at a position they have all but refused to invest in with top draft capital or free-agent dollars in many years, but Edwards may put the Eagles’ positional value to the test this offseason if they want to keep him around,” Pro Football Focus wrote of Edwards in their 2023 free agency preview. “He had a career year, helping turn around the Eagles’ defense with the second-best grade among off-ball linebackers (84.4). Edwards was one of just four linebackers to earn grades above 75.0 in run defense and coverage, generating 11 quarterback pressures on just 26 pass-rush snaps, as well. The former undrafted free agent is in for a big pay raise this offseason after making the absolute most of his one-year deal.”
Edwards started all 17 games for the Eagles in 20222, totaling 159 tackles and two sacks.