By: Will Farlow
The Chicago Bears have had a glaring need in their defensive line. Defensive ends show key importance to the strength of an NFL team’s defensive success. The bears made smart moves drafting and signing good defensive pieces . The Monsters of the Midway made a smart trade deadline move acquiring Montez Sweat from the Washington Commanders. Earlier this afternoon Sweat received a four year 98 million extension.
The extension was a smart move by Ryan Poles . I feel this cements a key piece for the Bears defense moving forward. Sweat is a great talent that can help ignite a young Bears defense. I feel seeing his experience that this new Chicago Bear will be a smart move to positively help the team. The extension means there is less need at defensive end in the upcoming offseason , and one less target in the draft.
The question still is how Sweat will play in his first game as a Bear on Sunday. Time is a factor for new players fitting in with their new teammates. Sweat in his introductory press conference seems confident he can fit in well. The extension overall gives Bears fans relief that the team is continuing to improve. However, more still needs to be done to make that reality. The Montez Sweat extension is no more than just a step toward that direction.
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