Chicago Bears: 6 Players who should survive a rebuild
By Cody Young
James Daniels is the best player on a weak Bears offensive line
It’s no secret that the Chicago Bears need to rebuild their offensive line, especially at the tackle position. James Daniels doesn’t play at tackle but he can play the guard and the center position and play them at a very high level.
Daniels is a great interior lineman and he could possibly play on the outside with the proper development. If the Bears went this route and were successful, only having to fill one tackle position would be great for a team with quite a few holes.
Either way, James Daniels is a great piece for this line and should be treated as such. The Bears have an awful offensive line, having Daniels makes them better and I don’t know if Cody Whitehair is someone I would think is a long-term solution.
I think Whitehair is a fine player himself and similar to Daniels, he can play center or guard. Whitehair is currently under contract until 2024 but the Bears could reasonably move on from him after 2021 if they choose to. Chicago could also look to trade Whitehair who is a decent asset and on a solid contract but most teams don’t trade for lineman so they may be tough to work out.
James Daniels is the type of guy the Bears can build an offensive line around. While the tackle positions may be deemed most important, teams like the Colts and the Browns have done a great job building around their inside studs, Wyatt Teller and Quinten Nelson. Daniels may not be on their level right now but he is certainly closing in quickly.