One of the big advantages of having depth within your offensive line is versatility. Most players can at least land in a position or two, and if you have enough, you to tend to find a lot of depth at every position due to the versatility. The Chicago Bears find themselves there for the first time in a long time, which gave them the confidence to release Charles Leno.
Now that Leno is gone, there are a lot of questions as to how the offensive line will shake out In 2021. The Bears now have a variety of options to choose from. Lets examine some. Remember, this is for week one, and the Bears may change this over the course of the year as younger players grow into roles.
5. LT- Teven Jenkins, LG- Cody Whitehair, C- Sam Mustipher, RG- James Daniels, RT- Germain Ifedi
This may be one of the more realistic looks at what the offensive line will look like in week one. At left tackle, it is hard to justify anyone but Teven Jenkins starting at this point now that Charles Leno is gone.
At left guard, Cody Whitehair has always been his best. Beyond that, Whitehair playing between Mustipher, who is going to enter the season as a starter for the first time in this scenario, and Jenkins, a rookie. The experience of Whitehair would be huge between them,
On the right side, James Daniels has not played on that side in the NFL, but the switch is plausible. From there, it would leave Ifedi, who the team signed to start at right tackle. Considering Ifedi finished the year as the starter he could easily resume there.