The Denver Broncos have bolstered their secondary with the signing of former Chicago Bears cornerback Bryce Callahan.
The 27-year-old Rice alum was an integral part of the Bears defense under coordinator Vic Fangio from 2015-2017.
With Fangio now head coach in Denver, Callahan will join him in the Mile High City with a reported three-year deal worth $21 million.
Callahan’s arrival comes after the Broncos unveiled their marquee free agent signings, including former Houston cornerback Kareem Jackson.
With Jackson and Chris Harris Jr. expected to lineup outside, Callahan will become the Broncos’ primary slot corner.
According to Pro Football Focus, Callahan played 413 coverage snaps in the slot and allowed a passer rating of 78.9, ranking eighth.
More impressively, Callahan allowed just 0.69 yards per cover snap in the slot, ranking second at the position, even ahead of Harris Jr. (0.75) and Desmond King II (1.00).
While he might spend most of his time in slot coverage, Callahan is plenty versatile, something Fangio has always valued.
Head over to Pro Football Focus for a deeper dive into what makes Callahan one of the NFL’s top slot corners.