The Chicago Bears should add competition at tackle with Daryl Williams
An area the Bears have to shake up in dramatic fashion is upfront on the offensive line, particularly at the tackle positions. For a couple of seasons now, Charles Leno has been a liability. He went from being a Pro Bowl talent to looking lost out on the field.
On the opposite side, Bobby Massie is looking more and more replaceable after the last season or two. He was a fine starter for a couple of years and improved quite a bit after coming over from the Arizona Cardinals. But, it’s clear that he and Leno are the weak links upfront.
If the Bears wanted to add some competition without breaking the bank, they could look at the Bills’ starting right tackle Daryl Williams. After spending the first five years of his career with the Carolina Panthers, Williams spent just one year in Buffalo and now enters free agency.
The 28-year-old improved significantly from his rookie season to his third season with Carolina but ended up missing almost all of 2018 due to injury. He’s definitely a low-risk signing who could end up beating out Massie for a starting job — of course, the Bears could cut Massie this spring as well.
Williams would not cost an arm and a leg, but more so land a middle-of-the-road type contract.