Even with the big waves of free agency behind us, there are still opportunities to sign players who could be useful pieces for the year to come. And when I saw Morgan Moses visiting the Bears, I thought there was a chance for Chicago to bolster its offensive line.
Instead, it appears as if the New York Jets are in the driver’s seat here:
The #Jets and OT Morgan Moses are making progress on a potential multi-year deal, per source. Nothing done but Jets considered favorite and have made a compelling push to sign the seven-year veteran. Other teams have been involved, too.
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) June 17, 2021
ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reports the Jets are making steps toward signing Moses to a multi-year deal. To be clear, nothing is officially official. And to me, this reads as if teams have one last shot at a final (read: best) offer. To that end, it’s notable that Folwer mentions other teams having involvement in the Moses sweepstakes. It’s not the first time other teams have been vaguely referenced when discussing Moses’ free agency. Nevertheless, New York appears to be a clear favorite here.
Moses, 30, would fit well along the Bears’ offensive line. And when he paid a visit to Halas Hall, I couldn’t stop myself from thinking what could be if he came on board. He would instantly become the team’s starting right tackle, a position which he has made 96 consecutive starts at dating back to his time in Washington. Adding Moses would slide Germain Ifedi to the inside to right guard where he began the 2020 season. And it would essentially be a boost to the right side of the line, while also creating more competition for interior starting spots if Chicago can make it happen. But that seems to be a growing long shot based on Fowler’s reporting.
Even without Moses, the Bears have at least 96 offensive line combinations from which to choose. So it’s not as if they are short on options. It’s just that Moses would make those options look a bit better all around.