NFL: The Green Bay Packers are in the midst of a franchise-altering off-season. The Packers have moved on (via trade and free agency) from numerous veterans and suddenly became one of the youngest teams in the NFL. However, one of their biggest rivals made headlines today with a massive free agent signing.
The Chicago Bears Have Signed Free Agent Defensive End Yannick Ngakoue (NFL)
Jordan Sigler broke the news for Wisconsin Sports Heroics:
According to Adam Schefter with ESPN, the Bears signed defensive end Yannick Ngakoue to a one-year deal worth $10.5 million. $10 million of that is guaranteed to Ngakoue.
Ngakoue will be a huge upgrade for a defense that added a couple of playmakers, including linebacker Tremaine Edmunds this offseason.
Love’s matchup against the Bears looked a lot easier before the news. Now it seems like Love, who is struggling in training camp, will face a more ferocious pass rush than the Packers would have been preparing for earlier in camp. Ngakoue will have the power to alter the Packers’ passing game in Week 1.
Fortunately for the Packers, Ngakoue has one weakness. He’s not a good run defender. If Ngakoue is on the field, the Packers can feed a steady diet of runs to Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon.
Green Bay Packers Fans React To The Chicago Bears Signing Yannick Ngakoue
With the Packers and Bears matching up in week one of the 2023 season, every move by both teams is being put under a microscope by the opposing fan base. This move was no different as Packers fans took to social media to react to the signing:
still won’t be enough to stop jordan love
— CheeseheadTV 🧀 (@cheeseheadtv) August 4, 2023
— 𝑵𝒂𝒕𝒆™ (@NateFrmNap) August 4, 2023
Instead of 6 wins they will get 7 league shocking move
— Mike (@Michael2niceee) August 4, 2023
10.5 this late in the game is manslaughter.
— ZIM (@zimwhodey) August 4, 2023
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