10 biggest cap hits for the Bears heading into 2023 offseason

The Chicago Bears wrapped the 2022 season with a 3-14 record, which culminated in a 10-game losing streak. But they also landed the No. 1 overall pick in the 2023 NFL draft.

Bears general manager Ryan Poles will have north of $100 million in salary cap space, which should make for an exciting free agency. There will be another roster overhaul this offseason, although there are a number of key contributors that will be back in 2023.

With the 2022 season in the books, we’re taking a look at the Bears’ 10 biggest salary cap hits ahead of 2023.

Salary cap numbers courtesy of Spotrac.

RG Teven Jenkins

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2023 cap hit: $2.29 million

Percentage of 2023 cap: 0.98%

TE Cole Kmet

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2023 cap hit: $2.41 million

Percentage of 2023 cap: 1.03%

QB Trevor Siemian

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2023 cap hit: $2.47 million

Percentage of 2023 cap: 1.05%

K Cairo Santos

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2023 cap hit: $3.25 million

Percentage of 2023 cap: 1.39%

DE Al-Quadin Muhammad

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2023 cap hit: $4.5 million

Percentage of 2023 cap: 1.92%

QB Justin Fields

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2023 cap hit: $5.15 million

Percentage of 2023 cap: 2.19%

C Lucas Patrick

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2023 cap hit: $5.38 million

Percentage of 2023 cap: 2.29%

DT Justin Jones

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2023 cap hit: $7.4 million

Percentage of 2023 cap: 3.15%

LG Cody Whitehair

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2023 cap hit: $14.1 million

Percentage of 2023 cap: 6.01%

S Eddie Jackson

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2023 cap hit: $17.09 million

Percentage of 2023 cap: 7.29%

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Story originally appeared on Bears Wire