5 teams looking to trade for LA Rams’ offensive linemen

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Chicago Bears

As soon as the Chicago Bears took on veteran QB Nick Foles, the team committed to upgrading the offensive line. But with Foles’ contract, they needed to do so economically. The Bears are as tight as the LA Rams in terms of the salary cap and their 2021 NFL Draft right now. The Bears needed offensive line help but were only able to add two offensive linemen in the seventh round of the NFL Draft.

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The Bears have two starting offensive tackles who may or may not be up to the challenge of protecting Nick Foles. But their number one need is the interior, where the offensive line simply struggles to block for runners. Despite the need, the Bears failed to address the matter in the NFL Draft, which could create havoc for their entire offense.

Blythe barely Bear-able?

Despite the LA Rams resigning veteran interior lineman Austin Blythe to a one-year deal, his ability to play virtually all interior line positions for the Rams may not be enough to keep him on the roster in 2020. Realistically speaking, the Rams were actively seeking a center in the NFL Draft, and only the random fault of the draft board prevented them from addressing the matter.

In this exchange, the Bears trade for a starting right guard, and the Rams add a valuable draft pick to their depleted 2020 bank. While some argue Blythe is not worth a third-round pick, he most certainly is in the reality of 2020.  If the Bears intend to compete, which they most certainly do by trading for Nick Foles, then they need to finish the job by filling holes in their offensive line.