5 OL combinations Chicago Bears could deploy Week 1 of 2021

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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - NOVEMBER 16: Cody Whitehair #65 of the Chicago Bears readies to snap the ball against the Minnesota Vikings at Soldier Field on November 16, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. The Vikings defeated the Bears 19-13. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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3. LT- Teven Jenkins, LG- James Daniels C- Cody Whitehair, RG- Germain Ifedi, RT- Larry Borom

In this scenario we see Cody Whitehair return to center for the Chicago Bears. Another option with this core could be Daniels moving to center. Still, he struggled the last time he was there, and now is coming off an injury. Still, it is nice to have Whitehair next to Jenkins like the options before.

Still, the big shake-up that could happen here is that Larry Borom wins the right tackle spot. That is on the table as we mentioned, and would leave Ifedi out. Not so fast. Perhaps in an attempt to include the best five linemen they believe that Ifedi is better than Sam Mustipher.

That means that Ifedi slides into right guard, the position he was signed to play in 2020. Ifedi is still pretty young, and if he found himself locked into the RG spot, the Bears may be confident in this five moving forward as well. Again, Eliah Wilkinson has guard flexibility, so this can easily shift to Teven Jenkins, Cody Whitehair, James Daniels, Elijah Wilkinson, Larry Borom. That is a completely different combination and not even one of the five we talk about here.