The Chicago Bears offensive line is the best it’s ever been in Jay Cutler’s career, and this unit will only improve with another year to work with eachother, as well as the potential developments of Kyle Long and Jordan Mills. Center Roberto Garza was one of the team’s best linemen last season, as he is a stout pass protector and run blocker in the middle. He’s also a key leader on the Bears, so it was important for Phil Emery and the organization to bring him back for at least another year.
According to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, the Bears did just that and re-signed Garza to a one-year deal. The Bears have always showed interest in re-signing the 34-year-old, so it’s good to hear that a deal was agreed upon. He was never going to get more than just one season at his age, but he should be solid in 2014 and is a very safe option at center.
Garza’s new deal is reportedly worth $1.5 million, which is in-line for a player of his age and talent. Overall, this was another nice signing for the Bears, who have been extremely active re-signing their own players. Henry Melton looks like the only player left on the Bears checklist to re-sign, so it will be interesting to see if they can reach a deal with their best defensive tackle, as that’s a huge position of need for them.