Bears To Sign Quintin Demps

The Bears have agreed to sign safety Quintin Demps to a three-year deal, tweets Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. Demps will get $13.5MM with $5MM in his first year, Adam Caplan of ESPN.com tweets. Quintin Demps

Demps is entering his age-32 campaign, which theoretically could have depressed his value, but he’s started 26 games over the past two years and is coming off a season in which he graded as the league’s No. 12 safety, according to Pro Football Focus. After earning only $1.5MM in 2016, Demps should be in a for raise, but he’s not going to break the bank in a safety market that also included Eric Berry, Tony Jefferson, and T.J. McDonald.

The secondary was an obvious area of need for the Bears this offseason, and now Demps will pair with third-year pro Adrian Amos in the back end. Paired together, the duo isn’t spectacular, but Demps and Amos represent at least an average starting safety duo. Next up, Chicago will likely need further address it defensive backfield by tackling the corner position.

PFR had Demps as our No. 11 ranked safety heading into today, ahead of J.J. Wilcox, Mike Adams, Jairus Byrd, and Rashad Johnson.

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7 comments on “Bears To Sign Quintin Demps

  1. Rondon

    Continuing to live up to our low expectations.

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    • Matthew Madsen

      Yes they should absolutely sign a probowler at every position.

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      • CriminalMethod

        They’re missing out on quality players at positions of need. Glennon and Demps with all that money to spend is disappointing to say the least.

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        • Chops12

          I am not a fan of this signing. Reeks of Antrel Rolle. Not good. The Glennon signing isn’t as bad as everyone is making it out to be. We get rid of cutler, they aren’t locked into a crazy long term deal, the money isn’t really that huge, it puts him in the bottom third of starting qbs. It frees us up to make moves in the draft that we need to make. Let’s be honest this is a trash qb draft. Especially w the third pick. So they can draft a third or fourth rounder they like now. And if they suck they can draft a qb next year w the USC and WA kid among others set to come out and cut Glennon after a year or two.

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          • Well said. Bears have no chance at getting a QB this offseason and suddenly turning relevant. They signed a QB with more upside than what they had currently on their roster for cheap starter money and will draft a QB this year to develop. Thats all they had available to them. If people want to complain about being in this situation, that’s fine but don’t complain how there trying to currently correct it because they have no other options. Trading for a proven asset costs draft picks and that also is not an option. They need draft picks and more draft picks.

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  2. kwieg0124

    Yep. Let’s get younger by signing a 32 year old. Makes sense to me.

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  3. toby312

    6 mil per year for a blocking TE? Second tier WR in Wheaton? A 32 year old safety on his fifth team? Yikes we swung for fences in Gilmore

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