Chicago Bears: Matt Nagy has no more excuses for a poorly run offense

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The Chicago Bears improved their offensive line

So, new toys for his quarterback, but will the quarterback even have time to throw as the offensive line play was putrid in 2019 and sub-par in 2020? Yes. Pace addressed the offensive line too.

The bright side of the 2020 season on offense was the emergence of undrafted free agent center Sam Mustipher. Was Mustipher a star? No, but he held his own in his first year playing and allowed Cody Whitehair to move to his natural position at offensive guard where he was elite. Mustipher was smart and moved well which is a major requirement for the Bears’ zone running scheme.

The main issue has been offensive tackle as the Bears have had average-to-below-average offensive tackle play since basically Charles Leno and Bobby Massie have been the starters. Pace moved on from both this offseason releasing both to save money and overall just upgrade at those positions.

Pace did so by trading up in the second round to get an offensive tackle that was commonly mocked to the Bears at 20th overall in Teven Jenkins. The Bears got him somehow at 39th overall right before the major run on offensive tackles in the second round. Genius Ryan Pace won the draft with that move. The Bears are expected to use the mauler at left tackle.

He wasn’t done though. In the fifth round, the Bears grabbed another mauler for their right tackle in Larry Borom. Borom truly isn’t ready to start right away, so the Bears brought back Germain Ifedi who Castillo is extremely high on even saying he wouldn’t be surprised to see him make a Pro Bowl this season.

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With an offensive line of Jenkins, Whitehair, Mustipher, James Daniels (returning from injury), and Ifedi, they could be a great unit if they all play as the Bears expect them to. Nagy has everything in place. So, now he has to step up to the plate and deliver. Times up Nagy, no more room for excuses.