“It’s a blessing,” Hurst said after signing his new deal. “It’s a blessing to be where I started and get to be with a different set of coaches but still with the same teammates. I’m just happy to be back with the guys. They pretty much helped me throughout the season last year to keep growing with them.”
“I’ve heard so much about them,” Hurst said. “They’re defensive-minded great coaches. It’s an honor to be with those coaches, get a new defense and try to change things around here and get back to a defensive mindset.”
Hurst, 23, was an exclusive free agent, which means that he was permitted to negotiate and sign only with the Bears.
In 2014, Hurst recorded 40 tackles, one interception, a forced fumble and a pass defense over the course of 15 games. Pro Football Focus has Hurst rated as the No. 51 cornerback out of 108 qualifying players.