5 offensive tackles Chicago Bears must pursue this offseason
1. The Chicago Bears should call about Tytus Howard
When the Houston Texans drafted Tytus Howard in the first round many saw it as a reach. Still, here we sit five years later and Howard had his fifth year picked up, with the team looking to extend him. However, that has not come yet, and if the two sides do not reach an extension, the team will explore trading him before losing him next season.
If that happens, the Chicago Bears have to be calling. The Bears would inherit with a $13M deal, and the Texans would clear that, but the team trading for Howard would likely be looking for an extension.
Tytus Howard is a nice fit because while he will probably play right tackle, he has 245 snaps at left tackle, and 816 snaps at left guard to add to his 2,148 snaps at right tackle. If it came down to it, a fit at left tackle would not be a bad thing either.
The question would be how much is Howard looking for in an extension. Also, how much do the Texans want back in a trade, knowing the team acquiring him likely will get him tied down long term. If the sides can agree on things, it is a great fit. There are some logistics to work through first, though.