The NFL free agency period will be a defining moment for the Chicago Bears in 2023.
It will be here where the Bears can start piecing together their rebuild for 2023.
However, they need to be selective about who they get during free agency.
While plenty of teams will go after players, the Bears need to target two potential free agents for 2023 if they are available.
The Las Vegas Raiders made a mistake by not extending Josh Jacobs before the end of this season.
Now, the running back will bring in a big asking price after finishing the season as the NFL rushing leader.
What a year for Josh Jacobs ☠️ pic.twitter.com/h4xvE0F57j
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) January 10, 2023
While he might come at a cost, the Bears need a dominating running back.
Jacobs is a power back that runs over his opponents.
If this is the end of Josh Jacobs the Raider, this highlight goes down as my favorite. Even though it was a penalty and a really bad outcome. Angry 28 is always the best 28. pic.twitter.com/HjpuKCmbJ8
— Keith Ricci (@KeithRicci) January 8, 2023
This type of angry running gives the team a player opponents will fear.
While the Bears currently have two solid running backs, David Montgomery will be a free agent in 2023.
Taking Jacobs over him is a major upgrade the Bears can’t pass up.
Orlando Brown Jr.
The Bears offensive line needs some major upgrades.
While the team went out and got some players in 2022 via the draft and free agency, it didn’t help the team.
The offensive line allowed 58 sacks this season, ranking fourth overall.
Getting offensive tackle Orlando Brown Jr. can help with these numbers.
He was solid for the season, allowing four sacks while committing six penalties.
With current left tackle Braxton Jones allowing seven sacks, Brown is an upgrade that the Bears offensive line desperately needs.