As the season was ending, any Chicago Bears fan with a minimal amount of football knowledge could see the offensive line was standing in the way of the team’s success. Bears’ GM Phil Emery and other important decision-makers were well aware of this, and have made some great decisions during the NFL Free Agency period thus far. Lets review the new additions to the roster.
Two-time Pro Bowler and Super Bowl champion Jermon Bushrod was added to the roster after leaving The New Orleans Saints for a reported $35 million. I would say that was a great decision based on this information alone. He plays left tackle and started in over 93 percent of games in his professional career. He is in his prime, thus I expect greatness from this new addition.
Tight end Martellus Bennett was signed to a one-year deal after leaving the New York Giants at the end of his one year contract with them. Red Flag? Continuous movement is never a great sign. I am keeping my eye on this new addition. His stats are commendable and he was second-round draft pick; however, at this point in his career, his achievements have not measured up to it.
Steve Maneri has been on four teams’ rosters since 2010. He has been waived from the Houston Texans, waived from the New England Patriots, then he went to the Kansas City Chiefs, only to leave and become a Bear. That is a lot of movement, Maneri. You are on my watch list.
With that, I think I have made myself a bit more excited for this new season.