The Chicago Bears will sign free-agent cornerback Buster Skrine to a three-year deal, according to multiple reports. The deal will be worth $16.5 million with $8.5 million guaranteed, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
It’s a 3-year deal worth $16.5M with $8.5M guaranteed, source said. https://t.co/l6eCOqpWhm
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 11, 2019
Skrine played the last four seasons with the Jets, making 48 starts and three interceptions over that span.
Skrine received a 57.3 grade from Pro Football Focus in 2018, which ranked 28th among Jets defenders. Certainly not great.
But Skrine is a respected slot corner in league circles and makes sense from a salary cap standpoint at less than $6 million per season.