The Jets Are Reportedly Signing Bears Free Agent Target Morgan Moses to a One-Year Deal

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The Jets Are Reportedly Signing Bears Free Agent Target Morgan Moses to a One-Year Deal

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If the Chicago Bears want to keep offseason revamping of their offensive line, their search must continue past Morgan Moses.

That’s because the former Washington Football Team starting right tackle is heading to the Big Apple:

Moses, 30, would’ve been an intriguing addition to the Bears’ line. Fortifying the group with someone who has made 96 consecutive starts at right tackle would’ve been nice. Bringing in Moses also would’ve created more competition along the interior of the line. Pitting Germain Ifedi, James Daniels, Alex Bars, and Sam Mustipher against each other for two starting gigs could’ve made for a great battle. And adding Moses on a one-year contract would’ve put Chicago in a place to slow-play the development of rookie Day 3 pick Larry Borom. Instead, Moses moves to New York, where he’ll protect another rookie quarterback in second overall pick Zach Wilson.

All things considered, it’s a bit disappointing the Bears were unable to reel in Moses. Starting caliber offensive linemen don’t tend to hang around this late in free agency. Even after a late-spring cut, Moses should’ve been someone who garnered more attention on the open market. Instead, only the Jets and Bears continually popped up as interested parties. I thought a shrunken market of suitors might’ve played into the Bears hands. And after a visit to Halas Hall in early June, I thought maybe there was something real here. Whoops. Sometimes, even sensible matches don’t end up together.

In the end, it’s not a total loss for the Bears. After all, there are still at least 96 different offensive line combinations from which to choose. That means there is plenty of competition to be had at training camp this summer. Buckle up, friends. The Bears have options. Lots of them. Although, a good one just went elsewhere in free agency.

Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.