7 free agents who might follow Ryan Poles to the Chicago Bears

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Free Agent Ryan Poles Could Bring to the Chicago Bears: Eric Fisher, OT

If Orlando Brown doesn’t hit the free agent market, maybe Ryan Poles looks to bring in a more seasoned veteran. Eric Fisher was the starting left tackle in Kansas City for most of his career. He was drafted in 2013, again when Poles was a college scouting coordinator for the Chiefs, and he played for eight years in Kansas City before moving onto the Colts.

Hearing that the Chiefs were moving on from Eric Fisher at the end of the 2020 season came as a bit of a shock, but Ryan Poles and the Chiefs did a great job revamping the offensive line for 2021. The main reason that the Chiefs moved on from Fisher was because of a torn Achilles he suffered in the fourth quarter of the 2020 AFC Championship game. The Chiefs went on to win that game, but the offensive line struggled mightily in the Super Bowl and the Buccaneers won.

When healthy, Eric Fisher was one of the more dominant left tackles in the NFL. He came back strong in 2021 and started 15 games for the Colts. Fisher is only 30 years old and should have a few more elite years left in him. It will be interesting to see if the Colts try to extend him or not.