Chicago Bears: Only two offensive linemen free agents left worth signing

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Russell Okung should be on the Chicago Bears free agent shortlist

If that line combination is what we see when the Bears take on the Rams in September, I would not be disappointed. The team has some quality depth in fifth-round draft pick Larry Borom and undrafted free agent Alex Bars too. That said, there are only two free agent offensive linemen I would be excited about if the Chicago Bears signed one to a contract similar to what Morgan Moses received from the Jets. One of those free agents is Russell Okung.

Quick blurb here about Isaiah Wilson. If — this is a big, big if — Isaiah Wilson decided to flip the switch and grow up, then he would be the guy to bring in. He is 22 years old and a first-round draft pick in 2020 (29th overall). Unfortunately, the Titans could not get Wilson to turn his off-the-field antics around. Apparently, the Miami Dolphins couldn’t either as the team cut him only three days after swapping seventh-round picks with Tennessee.

The problem is, that is not going to happen and this only leaves Russell Okung and one other as the two viable free agent options in my opinion. Okung is not young by any means. He will be 33 this season and is coming off two years where he combined for only 13 games. In 2019, Okung had a pulmonary embolism, and last year he was held out multiple games with a calf injury.

When healthy, Okung is a very viable left tackle and could step in and start immediately for this Chicago Bears offense. He is easily the top choice here if the coaches want to give Teven Jenkins a year to learn or have him start on the right side. The team will just need to be willing to pay him in Bitcoin cryptocurrency rather than actual dollars. Just do it and sign this big man.