Chicago Bears: Predicting the offensive line for 2021

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Chicago Bears, Sam Mustipher
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Center: Sam Mustipher

Sam Mustipher came out of nowhere this season. He only got the chance to play with injuries to James Daniels, Cody Whitehair, and Bobby Massie. This required the Bears to have Mustipher play center. Once they played him, they realized they should’ve played him sooner.

Mustipher joined the Bears back in 2019 as an undrafted free agent after a solid career at Notre Dame. He joined the Bears along with his teammate Alex Bars joining their former college offensive line coach Harry Hiestand in Chicago.

It was a shock Mustipher wasn’t drafted. He mainly wasn’t due to his measurables as he wasn’t too big or an athletic freak, but he has shown how great of a leader he is and how mentally tough he is. He additionally shows how smart he is making the right calls consistently as his former teammates constantly praise him for it.

Time and time again, he proved he was consistent starting every game in three straight seasons for the offensive line powerhouse school of Notre Dame. He didn’t allow a single sack or quarterback pressure in his senior season.

Mustipher saw his first action against the Los Angeles Rams once Whitehair got hurt. He then got his first start the next week against the New Orleans Saints. He should be in the Bears’ plans for the future since he constantly proves his worth to the team every week.