Steelers Lose Top Free Agent Target to $50M Guarantee From Bears: Report

The Pittsburgh Steelers have a linebacker-sized problem and one of the men projected to solve it is off the market. The Chicago Bears have agreed to terms with former Buffalo Bills first-rounder Tremaine Edmunds, as first reported by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport on Monday, March 13.

The Bears wasted no time in hammering out a four-year, $72 million deal with $50 million guaranteed. The guaranteed portion, 69 percent of its overall value, is the largest four-year contract for an inside linebacker in NFL history, per Rapoport. Edmunds is expected to sign once free agency officially begins on Wednesday, March 15.

From Free Agency Frenzy: The #Bears aren’t messing around, signing former #Bills star Tremaine Edmunds to a 4-year, $72M deal. pic.twitter.com/Fmd2bA7c3f

— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 13, 2023

The Steelers have two free agents at inside linebacker — Devin Bush and Robert Spillane — who will hit the market on Wednesday. With Myles Jack the only likely remaining starter from the unit, Edmunds was a very attractive player who would’ve served Pittsburgh’s needs to a T.


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