Jordan Mills Days Until Chicago Bears Season Opener


We at Bear Goggles On have decided to count down the days until the Chicago Bears’ regular season opener on September 13th against their arch-rivals, the Green Bay Packers. As of today, there are 67 days until the big day, giving us a reason to give you a profile on #67, Jordan Mills.

The offensive line will be a key element to the Chicago Bears success this season. Although, they had a productive season last year they still need to improve a great deal. They must become more effective and physical against defensive pass rushes, and of course, open up holes in the running game.

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As the new offensive line coach Dave Magazu has continue to rebuild the line and the hope is that right tackle Jordan Mills will become a major contributor. Mills played college football at Louisiana Tech, in his senior year he started all 12 games and received first team all-conference honors.

He was selected by the Bears in the 2013 NFL draft in the 5th round, the 163rd pick overall. After being drafted in 2013, Mills had a good preseason that helped him to win the starting right tackle job. Throughout the season, he continued to play well giving hope that his progress carry into the 2014. Although he started most of the season,  he was hindered by a lingering foot injury that required surgery.

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Dec 21, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Detroit Lions defensive end George Johnson (93) rushes Chicago Bears tackle Jordan Mills (67) at Soldier Field. The Lions defeated the Bears 20-14. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Mills has spent this off season rehabbing his foot injury and says he will be ready to go for the season opener. He has gotten advice from some of the team veterans such as Jay Cutler, Matt Forte and Matt Slauson on how to take care of his body during the season prevent future injuries. Offensive line coach Dave Magazu has spent time working with Mills on having better hand techniques.

Head coach John Fox has yet to give his endorsement of Mills but has admitted to seeing significant growth in the offensive lineman’s play thus so far. Now, in his third year and healthy this will be a grand opportunity for Mills prove and that he can become one of the more dominant tackles in the league.

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