Chicago Bears: 3 ways to replace Bobby Massie following his release

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The Chicago Bears could look to free agency to replace Bobby Massie

Day by day, the offensive tackle market becomes deeper and deeper. For example, Mitchell Schwartz, the best right tackle in the NFL, just was released by the Chiefs even after Patrick Mahomes was killed in the Super Bowl without him.

Outside of Schwartz though, there is a few high-end offensive tackles like Trent Williams, Eric Fisher, Alejandro Villanueva, and Jason Peters. Additionally, there are plenty of other options outside of those that are solid starters.

Yes, the Bears do have a tight cap space as we discussed, but the most reasonable way to replace Bobby Massie would be to replace him with a cheap free agent that would come on a discount due to age, injuries, or just the COVID issue as well. Perhaps even the Bears could coax a high-end tackle to take a discount and play for them as well.

Some great fits though would be:

  • Ricky Wagner
  • Riley Reiff
  • Mike Remmers
  • Germain Ifedi
  • James Hurst
  • Ty Nsekhe

All of these guys are veterans of the game that the Bears could pair this with a late-round pick on an offensive tackle. The Bears could then have this veteran hold the spot for a season or two allowing a late-round tackle like D’Ante Smith, James Hudson, or Brady Christensen to learn the game behind a seasoned veteran.