An editor we'll call "John" emailed Tuesday night with a simple subject line: "Bears = day 1 winner." And that was before the Chicago Bears signed one of the better special teams players on market, former San Francisco 49ers linebacker Blake Costanzo.
After watching the Bears wheel and deal for Pro Bowl receiver Brandon Marshall and backup quarterback Jason Campbell, while also re-signing starting cornerback Tim Jennings, I would agree even if "John" weren't my boss.
If the goal of free agency is to improve your team, I'm not sure that anyone made more strides Tuesday than the Bears. They have some remaining issues to address, most notably at defensive end, but each of Tuesday's moves were a clear win.
It looks like that will be it for Tuesday. Let's do it all over on Wednesday, OK?