The 2023 offseason puts the Chicago Bears on a track to rebuild their franchise.
With the team having tons of cap space, they can take some risks on proven players.
However, even with their large amount of cap space, the team might cut some players.
While any player cuts can add to the cap space for this season, it can be a risk if they cut the wrong player.
Cutting a starting player can alter the roster and framework of the Bears in 2023.
However, it’s exactly what PFF feels will happen with one starting player.
In their article on cut candidates for each NFL team, they name starting kicker Cairo Santos as a candidate for the Bears to cut.
They cite how the veteran kicker made plenty of kicking mistakes in 2022.
With them stating how he was the worst-graded kicker last season, it gives a solid reason for the Bears to cut him.
While cutting him saves the team $3 million, they will need a replacement for him.
While PFF feels confident that Santos is getting cut, it might not happen.
If the Bears don’t have a replacement for him, they will keep him around.
Despite his horrible performance in 2022, he can still have a job based on what’s available for the team.
However, his performance can cause the Bears to have a kicking competition in 2023.
If this happens, then the prediction from PFF might come true.NEXT: Colin Cowherd Names 4 Reasons Bears Should Move Off Justin Fields