Ryan Mundy is off to a fresh start in the windy city and he looks to keep his career rolling with the Chicago Bears. With their current depth chart, Mundy is in a position to step up and make an impact.
2013 Season Recap: Mundy is coming off of a career year stat wise. He produced 77 tackles, a sack, a fumble recovery and an interception last season. Prior to that his career-high in tackles was 39. His tackle numbers have gone up each season.
Contract: The safety just signed a two-year, $3 million deal with Chicago this offseason as a free agent that includes $650,000 in guaranteed money. He’ll be a free agent again in 2016.
Summer OTA Outlook: Heading into the NFL Draft and then OTAs, Mundy has been said to be the favorite for the starting strong safety spot. The Bears drafted rookie Brock Vereen but it’s unclear whether or not he’ll be able to unseat Mundy during the offseason. Chris Conte won’t be on the field until training camp starts after an injury sidelined him last season, giving Mundy the chance to shine in OTAs. According to the Chicago Tribune, Mundy looks to be the guy.
2014 Season Outlook: As the projected starter, I’d say Mundy has upside in the Bears defense. He’s physical and hits hard, embodying what the Bears stand for. The Bears have obviously shown some type of faith in him, signing him over big names like TJ Ward and not drafting a marquee safety in the NFL Draft.