UA-59049186-1 Welcome to Chicago, Tre Roberson, Cornerback - Good if it Goes

Welcome to Chicago, Tre Roberson, Cornerback

Yesterday, the Bears made official the signing of CB Tre Roberson. Roberson comes to Chicago after two years in the CFL with the Calgary Stampeders, the first of which was very good, especially considering that it was his first full season at a new position, the second of which saw him be one of the best defensive players in the entire league. Roberson started 2019 on an absolute tear for the Stamps; remember Khalil Mack’s 2018? Yeah, Roberson was pretty much the Canadian DB version of that, tallying five INTs in his first three games. He would finish with seven on the season as teams quickly realized that throwing at him was a bad idea. While there is sure to be an adjustment going from the CFL to the NFL, there is a reason a third of the league offered him a contract. Roberson is only 27 and just finished his second full season at CB. The arrow is pointing upward and very sharply so.

Roberson played QB in college, first at Indiana, where he started as a true freshman. He would spend two more years with the Hoosiers before transferring to Illinois State, where he would lead the Redbirds to the FCS Championship Game where they would lose to North Dakota State, which is a juggernaut under normal circumstances and doubly so when the Bison have the eventual #2 overall draft pick. He signed with the Vikings as a UDFA, but didn’t make the team, though he was signed to the practice squad. He then headed north, winning the Grey Cup with the Stamps in 2018. Roberson is the grandson of Canadian Football Hall of Fame DB Larry Highbaugh. Roberson’s number 31 is the reverse of his grandfather’s 13.

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