The Chicago Bears could use an upgrade to the offensive line
Taylor Moton, OT – Carolina Panthers
The Bears obviously need improvement from their offensive line this year. They are hoping Bobby Massie can stay healthy, Germain Ifedi can find a place at right guard, and that the overall function is improved. They are putting a lot of faith in a group that did not improve much since last year. I myself have plenty of faith in a good year from this group, but if things are not going well, Taylor Moton could be a great option.
He has been a solid tackle at Carolina for several years now, and not that he is going into a contract year, could be on the trade block. His price is definitely higher than Cameron Heyward’s, so the Bears would have to be willing to give up a second or third-round pick along with a player most likely.
Or maybe they can throw in a guy like Charles Leno Jr, who is not as good as Moton. He is only 26 right now and if he plays like he did last year, he could be due for a huge payday. The Bears would have to decide whether he would be a rental or a future piece.
If they get him, he would be an immediate upgrade over Massie and is more healthy that Massie as well. It would cost the Bears to bring him in, but it might be worth it to sure up that right side. He is young and has elite potential.
Maybe the Bears can buy low on him if he does not get out to the best start. The Panthers have a lot of money tied up into new offseason acquisitions, so they might not want to pay him the $14 million per year he would get predicted by Spotrac. The Bears could swoop in and find a big piece on their line for years to come.