The Seattle Seahawks have a lot of decisions to make in free agency, and one of the most polarizing figures among fans has been Germain Ifedi. His inconsistent performance on the field, along with penalty prone nature, has made him a focal point for criticism and debate. The skyrocketing cost of offensive linemen across the NFL has not done anything to quiet the debate, and many fans have longed for the day when they could say Ifedi was no longer on the Hawks roster.
News of his future has finally arrived.
After a long wait, which saw the majority of the tackle market signed, Ifedi has agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Chicago Bears, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Former #Seahawks OL Germain Ifedi is signing a 1-year deal with the #Bears, source said. The former first-rounder gets a fresh start and may play guard in Chicago.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 25, 2020
After eight days on the open market, a one-year deal makes sense for Ifedi, as it will allow him to re-enter free agency in a years time to a potentially warmer reception. As Rapoport notes, Ifedi may move inside to guard in Chicago. The Bears currently have Bobby Massie penciled in at right tackle.
Regardless of the position Ifedi ends up playing, one of the more polarizing players in Seattle’s recent history has found a fresh start.