Tremaine Edmunds

Grading the Chicago Bears’ signing of LB Tremaine Edmunds

The Chicago Bears made their biggest signing of the 2023 free agency period with the four-year, $72 million deal for Buffalo Bills linebacker Tremaine Edmunds.

It’s the largest four-year contract ever given to an off-ball linebacker in NFL history.

Edmunds, 24, will play weakside linebacker, the most important linebacker role in coach Matt Eberflus’ defense. His rare athleticism makes him a perfect fit to be a stat monster over the life of his contract. He’s already been to two Pro Bowls, and if he stays healthy, he could soon find his way to the NFL’s All-Pro team.

Paired with fellow free-agent signing T.J. Edwards, Tremaine Edmunds should quickly become the face of the Chicago Bears defense in 2023.

Edmunds has started all 74 games he’s played in the NFL, totaling 565 tackles, 32 tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks and five interceptions over the last five seasons.

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