The Chicago Bears have quickly emerged as one of the front-runners for free agent defensive end Michael Bennett and appear willing to back up the Brinks trucks to sign him.
According to Brad Biggs, the Bears are offering Bennett more money per season than the Seattle Seahawks, hoping the additional cash will sway him from returning to the Super Bowl champions.
There’s no mention of years being offered, so it’s not known how much more money Bennett would actually be getting.
It’s possible that only $500,000 more per season may not be enough to sway Bennett – though – it’s also possible the Bears could be offering more years, which could intrigue the talented defensive end.
Chicago currently (ironically enough) has $8.6 million dollars in cap space, though, adding Bennett would allow the Bears to cut Julius Peppers who will cost the Bears upwards of $18 million dollars this season.