According to Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic, the Chicago Bears are signing veteran offensive lineman Michael Schofield. The Orland Park native has been in the NFL since 2015 and has one Super Bowl championship to go with seven years of experience.
The Denver Broncos drafted Michael Schofield 95th overall in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft out of Michigan. In his rookie season, the Broncos won the Super Bowl and Schofield got the honor of blocking for one of the best quarterbacks to ever play the game: Peyton Manning.
He started 13 games in 2015 and played all three playoff games en route to a Super Bowl championship over the Carolina Panthers.
After two years in Denver, Michael Schofield joined the Los Angeles Chargers. He spent three years there and played in 47 games before leaving for Carolina.
Schofield spent the 2020 season with the Panthers playing 11 games but only starting in three. He rejoined the Chargers in 2021 and started 12 of the 15 games he played.
The Chicago Bears need as much help and as many bodies on the offensive line as they can get. GM Ryan Poles knows this very well and signing the 6-foot-6, 300-pound Michael Schofield, is a great addition for the Bears.
Schofield undoubtedly brings the veteran talent and leadership, but also the passion for the Chicago Bears that comes with growing up nearby.