The Bears beefed up their interior offensive line by signing former Packers OL Lucas Patrick on Tuesday night. It’s reported that the deal is worth $8 million, $4 million fully guaranteed. The deal spans two years as well. This price tag is being considered a steal by many considering how dependable Patrick has been in the trenches. New Bears offensive coordinator Luke Getsy who also came from Green Bay may have helped persuade his decision.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 16, 2022
This marks the first offensive move new General Manager Ryan Poles has made since the start of free agency. It seems Poles and new Bears head coach Matt Eberflus weren’t happy with the roster they inherited. The first order on the offensive side of the ball was beefing up protection for Franchise QB Justin Fields. I couldn’t be happier with this move, considering it poaches away a division rival’s starter.
Musical chairs on the offensive line isn’t new to the Bears so having a versatile interior lineman is always key to consistent protection. Patrick is able to plug-in to all 3 interior positions on the offensive line. While Green Bay has been able to pump out consistent talent on the offensive line, many Packer fans are still sad to see them go. He’s been described as the first guy to take up for his teammates after a cheap shot. We could use some fire on the offensive line, that Chicago has lacked since having Kyle Long.
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