The Chicago Bears appear to be set at the offensive tackle spot for the present. How does their future look?
While the Chicago Bears enter the offseason with questions at some positions, they made sure that offensive tackle was not one of them very early into the process.
Nonetheless, the Bears gave Charles Leno a contract last season and he is extended into the 2021 season, albeit with limited guarantees as well. The moral of these stories is that the Chicago Bears have these two tackles to start into the future until they need to be replaced.
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What they do at the tackle position this offseason will be indicative of what they think about Rashaad Coward, and no one else. Coward is a project right tackle who has played defensive tackle every season up until last year. Almost stunningly, he looked like a natural at the position and made the team.
If he is progressing as they hoped throughout the year, they will bring him back as their third tackle with the hopes that at whatever point Massie or Leno decline, Coward will be there.
If they are not comfortable with Coward, they could draft at this spot to groom a long-term replacement.
With Bradley Sowell signed on for one more season, there is no need for any more resources at this spot. Sowell brings enough versatility to hold up the back end of the depth. Willie Beavers and Cornelius Lucas will be with the team this summer and another name or two may add to the list, but the four mentioned will likely run it back next season.