2. Will he finally invest in the offensive line?
Everyone has their misses at quarterback. Do not pretend you are perfect. Pace drafting quarterback when had the chance was at least the right process. However, the way that Ryan Pace has handled the offensive line has been ridiculous.
After 2018, he paid Bobby Massie for past production without looking into his age and trajectory. It is hard to say that Massie getting injured is Pace’s fault, however, we did write that Massie may be declining and that the contract was likely too steep.
Beyond that, it is the lack of commitment to the line. Kyle Long had a list of injuries and Ryan Pace had no backup plan. He traded up future pick after future pick and saw an offensive line with five starters and no depth.
Injuries happen in football. Pace leaving a cupboard bare at a position of need was bad. Then, he doubled down and did it again in 2020. Signing Germain Ifedi and pretending that would fix everything was a joke. Even if he played well, that was not nearly the presence, or depth that would change the line. Depth is the biggest issue, and we saw too much Rashad Coward. Is Pace going to change his stripes, or is going to have to replace Robinson, add a quarterback, and forget about the line again?