5 moves the Chicago Bears must make following 2022 NFL Draft

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Chicago Bears, J.C. Tretter
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Finally, the Chicago Bears should sign J.C. Tretter to a short-term deal

If you look at what the Chicago Bears did in the 2022 NFL Draft, you should notice that the team drafted four offensive linemen. Yes, you heard that correctly. Ryan Poles told us he was going to target blockers and men in the trenches. He did not do it as early as many would have liked, but he still brought in plenty of options to help rebuild this offensive line.

I’d like to see Ryan Poles bring in a few veteran offensive linemen in free agency. It would be pretty amazing should he be able to convince J.C. Tretter to sign with Chicago. I know that the Bears already have a center in Lucas Patrick, but they do not owe anything to the former Packers guard/center. Not to mention, it could be possible that Patrick would make the best right guard on the roster should Tretter be signed to play center.

It should also be pointed out that Tretter has a connection to this team too. He started his career with the Packers in 2014 when they drafted him in the fourth round. He was there from 2014 to 2016 before heading to Cleveland. Bears’ offensive coordinator, Luke Getsy was part of the Green Bay Packers staff during that time. He was an offensive quality control coach in 2014 and 2015 before being promoted to wide receivers coach.

Tretter fits the mold that Ryan Poles has been looking to draft and add through free agency for the Bears’ new offensive line too. All of the linemen seem to be 6’4″ or taller and less than 310 pounds — lighter and quicker. J.C. Tretter fits that mold as he stands 6’4″ and 307 pounds. He’s a bit older at 31 years old, but this team needs a few veterans to help mold the rookies.