Former Canadian Football League standout cornerback Tre Roberson signed with the Chicago Bears on Tuesday, adding much needed depth to the secondary position for the NFL squad.
So blessed to be @ChicagoBears thank you for the opportunity in allowing me to help this organization get to the goal of winning a super bowl. Thank you to my agent for fighting hard for me through this whole process @camRONweiss @DynamicSportGrp#beardown— Tre Roberson (@tre5_roberson) January 29, 2020
Roberson, 27, is a former Illinois State University Redbird (2011-2015) and was a fundamental piece in the FCS championship run in 2014. After ISU, the former quarterback turned cornerback spent time on the Minnesota Vikings practice squad in 2016 and 2017, before moving to the CFL.
The Calgary Stampeders gave Roberson a chance to shine, and he proved to be a diamond in the rough, leading the team to the Grey Cup title in 2018. In 2019, Roberson caught seven interceptions for the Stampeders, and was a force to be reckoned with throughout the entirety of the CFL season.
The deal agreed upon by both the Bears and Roberson is said to be the highest paid contract given to a player transitioning from the CFL-NFL since Cameron Wake, who made $4.9 million when he was signed by the Miami Dolphins in 2009.