Best available defensive linemen for the Bears in 2024 free agency

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Chris Jones, DT

Speaking of pass rush specialists from the interior, that's exactly what Chris Jones brings to the table. The reigning Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs would love to have him back, and have reportedly been trying to work on a deal. However, he was not given the franchise tag and, as of right now, will be able to test the free agency waters.

Jones may or may not fit the Bears' current timeline, depending on just how competitive they feel they can be in 2024. He'll turn 30 years old in July, but he's still as good as he's ever been. This past season, Jones was voted to his second-straight All Pro team after coming up with 10.5 sacks from the interior and tying a career-high with 29 quarterback hits.

If Chicago wants to find a high-motor, nasty veteran who will completely change the face of this defensive line, look no further. Jones can be a one-man wrecking crew at times, but along the same line as Montez Sweat and a run-stuffer like Andrew Billings, Jones could launch this Bears defensive line into being one of the best in the league.