Another area of focus for the Chicago Bears could be Austin Reiter | Center
With the Kansas City Chiefs having a limited amount of cap space, they could see Austin Reiter leaving via free agency. Reiter though has been a solid asset for the Chiefs on their offensive line since he was claimed off waivers in 2018.
Reiter never saw the field until 2018 when the Chiefs starting center suffered a concussion. He played solid in place of their starter and earned himself a new contract. Reiter then became the regular starter for the Chiefs in all of 2019 and 2020.
According to Pro Football Focus, Reiter didn’t allow a single sack in all of 2020 in his 867 snaps. He earned himself a 70.9 overall grade from the center position as well. He additionally did not get penalized all season either. That clean play and experience he has as a starter in addition to winning a Super Bowl in 2019 are desirable.
The Bears saw Sam Mustipher play well down the stretch, but he shouldn’t be handed the job. He needs some competition to start as he isn’t a high-end center. The Bears could get Reiter cheap to start and keep Mustipher as depth determining if he is ready to start in the future.
- Jacoby Brissett, QB
- C.J. Beathard, QB
- Keelan Cole, WR
- Rashard Higgins, WR
- Tyler Kroft, TE
- Kelvin Beachum, OT
- Matt Feiler, OT/OG
- Ted Karras, C