Obviously disappointing here, but I have a solution to this problem...just fucking pay him. Sometimes it is really just that easy. The Bears cleared a TON of cap space now and into the future. They didn't spend for shit in the offseason with the exception of a few blocking wide receivers. At this point I think it is safe to say that Roquan is the Bears best player. Arguably their 2nd most important player behind Justin Fields. He has established himself as one of the better linebackers in the NFL and he's still only 25 years old. If you're not going to pay that guy under these circumstances then when are you going to pay anyone?
Poles says he loves him
Pay him like you love him. Get off on the right foot with a guy who will still be a foundational piece when this team is hopefully good again. I don't think it should be complicated.
Apparently Roquan is in the building at Halas Hall which is an unusual move for a guy holding out, but maybe that is just the kind of guy he is. Wants to be there with the boys, but also wants to be compensated fairly. Just pay him.