The Bears made their first signing during NFL free agency Monday, adding former Eagles middle linebacker T.J. Edwards. The Illinois native signed a three-year $19.5 million contract $12 million of which is guaranteed.
He gets $19.5M over 3 years, source said. $12M guaranteed. A big signing for Chicago, and not the last. https://t.co/HSeLf0z6IB
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 13, 2023
The 26-year-old Edwards went undrafted after four productive seasons for the Wisconsin Badgers. He started on special teams after signing with the Eagles and worked his way to a starting role by 2021. He started all 17 games for the NFC champions last season and recorded 99 solo tackles and 2 sacks.
Bringing in a key piece of the outstanding Philadelphia defense will definitely help the Bears in 2023. This is just the start of what’s expected to be a flurry of free agent signings for Chicago this off-season. They still have nearly $70 million of cap space to work with after this move.
Stay with us for updates as moves continue.