3 free agents Chicago Bears were wise to avoid

Just because you have a ton of money doesn't mean you need to spend it all.

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2. Jonah Jackson, G, Los Angeles Rams

Deal: Three-years, $51 million

Even with the Bears' offensive line quietly turning into a capable unit last season, there's still some obvious places for an upgrade.

Right guard is one of those places, and as things stand right now, their projected Week 1 starter is Nate Davis. That's obviously not ideal, and the other options – Ja'Tyre Carter, Ryan Bates, Larry Borom – are not particularly inspiring choices either. Jackson could have been an interesting guy to plug in immediately, but he's coming off one of, if not the, worst seasons of his career: per PFF, his run-block grade was the worst it's ever been, and his pass-blocking, while technically improved from year's past, was still sub-par.

He also played almost all his snaps at left guard, and moving Teven Jenkins back to the other side of the line seems like a move the Bears want to eventually get away from.

That's also a ton of money for a guard, and Jackson's market reportedly surprised some people. Poles has had success identifying talented linemen in the draft, so that route makes more sense anyway.