Sean Desai was hired by the Seahawks to be the associate head coach/defense. Desai is a very good defensive mind and appears to be well-liked by his players. This means some Chicago Bears – players from Desai’s former team – might want to follow him to Seattle.
Seattle needs to improve its defense, clearly. Some of this might be fixed by the recent removal of Ken Norton, Jr. as defensive coordinator and the hire of Desai and the promotion of Clint Hurtt to DC.
But Seattle also needs a bit of an influx in talent, especially as Quandre Diggs and D.J. Reed could leave in free agency. Plus, the interior pass rush needs to be a lot better next season. There are a few Chicago Bears free agents who might want to help Seattle get better by reuniting with Desai. Here are three.
Three Bears free agents that could follow Sean Desai to the Seattle Seahawks
As a defender, it seems that Bears fans either really liked him or didn’t at all. Bush didn’t really get a chance to play a bunch on defense in his first five seasons in the NFL but in 2021, due to other players getting injured, Bush started four games and played 44 percent of defensive snaps. He wasn’t the perfect safety but he wasn’t terrible either.
Bush allowed a passer rating against him of just 36.0. He allowed catches on 9 of his 23 targets, a completion percentage of 39.1 percent. Bush had 5 passes defended and 2 interceptions to go with 40 tackles. Again, he wasn’t great but he was good enough to trust in a secondary role at either safety spot.
But the biggest reason the Seahawks should give Bush a look is that he is an excellent special teams player and rarely misses on tackles. In fact, in 2018 and 2019 combined, Bush didn’t miss a single tackle. Plus, Desai would know the best spots to put him on defense and Bush wouldn’t be expensive to sign.