The Facts: Not long after signing Steelers wide receiver Markus Wheaton off the free agent market, the Bears added another potential option in the passing game for Mike Glennon by way of Dolphins tight end Sims.
Diehards Line: The Bears’ newest tight end was signed to a three-year, $18 million deal with $10 million in guarantees. As USA Today’s Chris Kwiecinski suggests, that's quite the payday for a player known primarily for his blocking. In fact, Sims’ three-year contract rivals that of the Colts Jack Doyle, who was signed to a three-year, $19 million deal before Thursday’s free agent festivities began. As NFL.com's Mike Garafolo suggested via Twitter, Sims contract suggests he will be a bigger part in the passing game than he was in Miami. Sims had his best season as a Dolphins pass catcher in 2016, scoring four touchdowns and recording 256 yards, paving the way for his new deal in Chicago.