7 best free agent tackle options for Chicago Bears
6. Is Jawaan Taylor the best right tackle option available?
If the Chicago Bears land a big-name free agent at right tackle this offseason, the most exciting would have to be Jawaan Taylor. Taylor has been a consistent pass-blocking option, although his run-blocking can go up and down.
Still, Taylor will be just 26 years old next season and is coming off of his best season, as the Jaguars made the playoffs. The run blocking is a concern, and he fell to round two in the NFL draft because he is a bit leaner than you usually see from a tackle.
Still, when you see a 26-year-old tackle who moves well, can pass block, and is coming off of his best season, you see a payday coming.
That may be what prevents the Chicago Bears from signing him. First, the Jaguars are on the cusp of something, and they want to keep him. Beyond that, if anyone sees a bidding war, this is the person. The Chicago Bears have the most cap space and could win a bidding war, but do they want to?
Do they want a group of solid players, or a big fish or two?