Charles Leno – LT
What? Really? Do I really thing Charles Leno‘s job is in jeopardy in 2020? The answer is yes. Who is going to replace him though? First of all, I do think Leno will start the 2020 season as the Chicago Bears starting left tackle. He has shown past success and deserves a shot at starting. The thing is, he will likely be on a short leash.
As this season is like no other before it in regards to offseason programs and alike, continuity will be important. That said, just like with Mitchell Trubisky, I believe Matt Nagy will yank Leno if he continues to be a problem.
The bigger question is who will replace him on the starting line. The simple answer is Jason Spriggs. Spriggs career has not gotten off to the best of starts, but he should fit this zone-blocking scheme quite nicely as Indiana ran a high-tempo zone-blocking scheme while he was the starting left tackle. Besides, could anyone be worse than Leno was in 2019?
Spriggs was a second-round draft pick by the Green Bay Packers in 2016. He was selected 48th overall. At only 25 years old, I think he could really push Leno for the starting left tackle spot. He has great size at 6’6″ and just over 300lbs. Rumors are that Ryan Pace wanted to select Spriggs back in 2016. The team lucked out with Cody Whitehair instead, who has been one of the better interior linemen in the NFL.
No one wants Leno to be the starting left tackle any longer. Spriggs could be the guy who pushes him out of a job as soon as this season.