Chicago Bears Training Camp: 5 decisions that must be made at camp

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Chicago Bears, Teven Jenkins
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The Chicago Bears will need to decide who starts where on the offensive line

The Chicago Bears made a big change this offseason outside of the quarterback position. Ryan Pace selected Teven Jenkins in the second round and cut former left tackle, Charles Leno. Leno was not as bad as many Bears fans think, but he definitely was not worth what he was going to make this season. Adding Jenkins to the offensive line was almost as big of a dream come true as selecting Justin Fields 11th overall. The question is, can he handle playing left tackle?

Right now, it appears the team is looking to start Jenkins at left tackle. I don’t hate it, but I do think he would make a consistent Pro Bowl right tackle in the NFL. Seeing him do this on the left side is more difficult to imagine, but let us hope he proves me wrong.

If Teven Jenkins starts on the left side, that means Germain Ifedi is likely to start on the right side. Now, will Cody Whitehair start at center this season, while James Daniels starts at left guard and then Alex Bars starts at right guard? Another possibility is that Ifedi starts at right guard and Elijah Wilkinson or Larry Borom starts at right tackle.

Personally, I would love to see Sam Mustipher prove he can start at center. Then you have Jenkins at left tackle, Whitehair at left guard, Mustipher at center, Daniels at right guard and Ifedi at right tackle. If Mustipher can indeed be the starting center, this would make for the best offensive line combination most likely.

No matter what Matt Nagy and the coaching staff decides, this decision must be made and hopefully early enough in training camp that chemistry starts to build.