Only one starting lineman is expected to be back next season and that guy — Humphries — is coming off a back injury.
They need a starting right tackle, two starting guards and presumably a starting center.
It doesn’t get more critical than that. It is the position that will likely have the most turnover.
Beachum is open to a return but isn’t looking for only a one-year deal unless that is all that is out there.
Pugh is likely going to look elsewhere, wanting to win.
Hernandez played himself into a multi-year deal, while the depth guys don’t have a connection to this current coaching staff.
The offensive line will have to be a priority in free agency and the draft.
They need multiple starters, depth and players to develop.