Best available defensive linemen for the Bears in 2024 free agency

The Bears have potential to spend big, so will Ryan Poles make a splash up front?

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Leonard Williams, DT

It feels like Leonard Williams has been around forever, but he's still only 29 years old, believe it or not. The former no. 6 overall pick was dealt to Seattle last year after three and a half years with the New York Giants.

He's a player the Bears could add who gives them the ultimate luxury up front, with the ability to play multiple spots. He is a disruptive pass rusher from the interior, which is always something teams are looking to find. It's not easy to do, but Williams does it well.

Last year, Williams came up with a whopping 54 total pressures, including 37 quarterback hurries and 11 hits. He was also credited with 34 stops, so he's not purely a pass rusher. The guy is a very complete player and would fit well in Chicago. He's someone Matt Eberflus could get creative with in various situations, lining him up in different positions.

Per Spotrac, Williams' projected market value is right around a 3-year deal worth $50 million.