Byron Pringle has spent the last several years in the Kansas and Missouri region, but now he’s off to the Windy City.
Pringle has signed a one-year contract with the Chicago Bears for $6 million, including $4 million guaranteed, according to Adam Schefter.
Pringle was an undrafted free agent coming out of Kansas State, where he was an All-Big 12 performer. Then with the Chiefs, he worked his way up the ladder, and by the 2021 season, he was a breakout performer in Kansas City.
Pringle had a total of 25 catches his first two season, but this past season he finished with 42 catches for for 568 yards and four touchdowns. He also had strong playoff performances with five catches against the Steelers and five catches against the Bills.
Pringle will go from working with Patrick Mahomes to now Justin Fields, who threw for 1,800 yards, with seven touchdowns to 10 interceptions after starting 10 games and playing in 12. The Bears have their work cut out for them in the NFC North after finishing 6-11 last season. The Packers will be the heavy favorites again after Aaron Rodgers resigned with Green Bay in recent weeks.