For Chicago Bears fans, the 2013 campaign was the first time in a long time that the team’s offensive line wasn’t outplayed on a weekly basis. Instead, Chicago’s new offense flourished under first-year head coach Marc Trestman and the O-Line really hit it’s stride toward the middle of the year. Of course, the Bears’ front five could have been better, but it’s easy to see that this group of offensive lineman is one of the top units the Windy City has seen in a while.
Therefore, it’s imperative to keep all hands on deck and the most important pieces in town. With that being said, the Bears made sure to re-sign center Roberto Garza to a one-year deal on Thursday worth around $1.5 million. Sure, this kind of contract isn’t going to blow up the Chicago newspapers, but it’s worth noting because of the Bears’ noted offensive line struggles over the years.
By re-upping Garza, Chicago can enter it’s second offseason under the Trestman regime with little new parts. In fact, a left foot injury to right tackle Jordan Mills is the only even minor hiccup the Bears’ offense is currently dealing with. Otherwise, all of Chicago’s key cogs — including Garza — appear to be on the bus for what looks to be a year full of offensive success. As for the Bears’ defense? Well that’s a completely different story.