John Mullin of CSNChicago.com reports that multiple league sources have informed him that the Chicago Bears are the “favorites” to sign DE Mario Williams.
Chicago has shown interest in upgrading their defense but to the addition of Mario Williams would give them one of the vaunted pass-rushing combinations in NFL history.
The Bears have more than enough cap space to make this happen and the fact that they employ a 4-3 defensive end can’t hurt their chances any.
Mullin notes that Lovie Smith did mention that he would like to upgrades the teams’ pass rush next season and it’s hard to image them doing any better than adding Mario Williams.
We have Williams listed as the #2 best available free agent in our Top 50 Free Agents list.