Eric Ebron may be heading to the Bears this offseason
The Chicago Bears are in desperate need for a tight end, and Eric Ebron may be the man for the job.
On Sunday, Bears defensive lineman Akiem Hicks posted a video of the raucous crowd at Levi’s Stadium during the NFC Championship Game and asked “how lit would this be at Soldier Field?”
Ebron then retweeted the post, responding with a thinking emoji.
Ebron is set to be a free agent this offseason.
Of course, Ebron is likely to have multiple suitors, as he will be one of the best tight ends on the open market, but with the Bears having a hole at the position, they may very well take a look at him.
Ebron’s 2019 campaign ended after 11 games due to ankle issues which required surgery on both ankles. During the time he was on the field for the Indianapolis Colts, he logged 31 catches for 375 yards and three touchdowns.
The 26-year-old, who played his collegiate football at the University of North Carolina, was originally selected by the Detroit Lions with the 10th overall pick of the 2014 NFL Draft.
Ebron spent the first four years of his career with the Lions, and while he posted decent numbers, dropped passes largely defined his stay in Detroit.
He linked up with the Colts in March 2018 and proceeded to enjoy a breakout campaign that ensuing season, hauling in 66 receptions for 750 yards and 13 touchdowns.
Chicago signed Trey Burton to man the tight end spot a couple of offseasons ago, but after a solid 2018 season, Burton tallied just 14 catches in 2019.