5 Chicago Bears who should ascend post-bye

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INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 26: Alex Bars #64 of the Chicago Bears warms up before the game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium on October 26, 2020 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images)
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1. Alex Bars

Fans have wanted it, and it looks like they are going to get it. After the bye week, Alex Bars is going to get a chance to start at left guard. He started there on Monday Night Football for the first time and held his own. He at least gave the Chicago Bears coaching staff reason for optimism.

Now, at the bye week, the Bears need to find a way to get their offensive line on the same page. That would mean taking this week to install Bars as the left guard for the rest of the way. At the very least, they will officially no exactly what they have in the lineman from Notre Dame. It appears they know what they have in Rashaad Coward, and do not need to see more of that.

Beyond that, if they do end up with a player, it could do wonders for the line moving forward. There is an argument that when James Daniels comes back that an interior or Daniels, Whitehair, and Bars could be solidified moving forward.

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The Bears would need to add more depth, which they have struggled at, but getting a boost from Bars would be huge. With one start at left guard followed by a bye week, Bars should be ready to take off in the final six games.