Bush entered the league was the fourth round pick of the Bears back in the 2016 NFL Draft after wrapping up his career at the University of Miami (Fl.). After playing out his rookie deal in the Windy City, the Bears have brought him back on successive one-year deals, albeit cheaper contracts, which speaks well of the value he provided despite being down the depth chart.
Bush is an experienced special teams player, having played on 60 percent or more of all S/T snaps in Chicago for the last four seasons (with six years of overall experience). On occasion, he’s provided quite a few defensive snaps in a pinch as well, including last year when he started four games for the Bears.
The Kansas City Chiefs have signed Chicago Bears safety Deon Bush to bolster the secondary.
The Bears played Bush primarily at free safety this season (and in previous years) on snaps due to need, while occasionally lining him up over the opposing slot corner or keeping him low in the box.
While it’s not a home run signing that will turn heads. Bush is the sort of roster glue that does a lot of the dirty work on special teams. The Chiefs have let a few of those players hit the market—Ben Niemann, Armani Watts, Dan Sorensen, Dorian O’Daniel—and now the Chiefs are bringing in new faces to replace them.
Bush, who will turn 29 years old in August, had 40 tackles and 2 interceptions last season for the Bears in 14 games.