4 Offensive tackles the Chicago Bears must still consider in free agency

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The Chicago Bears need help on the offensive line. We expect them to draft a lineman or two in a couple of weeks, but the team needs some competition or depth as soon as possible. One of these three guys could help instantly.

The Chicago Bears are going into the 2020 season with four of their five starters on the offensive line from last season. Normally, this would be something to get excited about. However, the offensive line struggled so much in 2019, how could anyone be excited to see these guys back once again.

The experiment of James Daniels at center failed miserably. I was a proponent of it last season, but I also wanted them to switch back much sooner than Matt Nagy chose to do. It was clear early on that Daniels was not able to make calls at center. Miscues were happening on the regular and defensive players were left completely unblocked. After switching Whitehair back to center, the team went 4-1 over the next five games. Starting out this way could be the key to 2020.

The team clearly needs to add at least one more guy who can help by either adding depth or even pushing Charles Leno or Bobby Massie for playing time. The only move Ryan Pace has made regarding the offensive line was signing Germain Ifedi to a veteran minimum contract. The move was head-scratching at first, but now that his contract details came out, I like the move. The problem is, he is not a sure answer at the right guard spot.

I personally am not a big fan of who is left in free agency for inside offensive linemen. If I am Pace, I am looking to add guard depth (who could become a starter) in the 2020 NFL Draft. This means I would turn to one of these offensive tackles in the second wave of free agency.