The Chicago Bears need offensive line help. Who should they consider in free agency?
The Chicago Bears spent the first week of free agency filling a variety of needs. The quarterback position and tight end were addressed. The Bears also cornerback depth, safety depth and resolved their Leonard Floyd contract concerns.
However, there is one area that the team needs to address in free agency before the draft. They still need offensive line help.
The Chicago Bears have little to no depth at tackle, and still currently have Rashad Coward listed as a starter. Coward was inexperienced last year, but it is farfetched to think that they can attempt to go into the next season with him as their top option. They need depth at center as well.
With that in mind, the next signing they make should be offensive line. Who are five options out there that are still good fits for the Chicago Bears?
Ron Leary was let go by the Denver Broncos after three years of his four-year contract with the team. He started in 12 games in 2017 before a back injury sidelined him. In 2018, he started the first six games, but an Achilles injury set him back. Leary impressively came back from that injury in time to be healthy for week one of 2019.
He started the team’s first 12 games before being shut down. However, as he recovered from his injury, and given where the Broncos season was, it can be argued they were just giving him a start on his new team while they let younger players get a shot.
Leary is 30 years old and has an array of injuries. He is not going to be the most popular player, but this is the point of free agency where there will not be elite options.
The fact is that the Bears can bring him in on the cheap, and he has years of experience starting at guard. This is the type of player they need to look for.