Chicago Bears: Is Matt Nagy more of a problem or a solution?

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Are we sure the problem for the Chicago Bears isn’t the offensive line?

Of course, it is not entirely fair to put all the blame on Nagy for the Bears’ preseason offensive struggles. Another big factor is the current confusion bordering on chaos that surrounds how good the Bears’ offensive tackles will be. This matter contributed mightily to the Bears’ offensive struggles against the Bills.

Elijah Wilkinson is not a left tackle based on his pathetic performance against Buffalo. Against the Bills backups, Larry Broom the fourth-round pick who played right tackle in college played better at left tackle than the veteran Wilkinson. Admittedly, Wilkinson was going against starters and Broom against backups. However, both the Bills starters and backups played hard in this game.

Presumably, Jason Peters can soon step in and bring some order out of the chaos that is the Bears left tackle problem. However, no one has a clue if the 39-year-old can make it through the entire 2021 season without succumbing to father time and subsequent injury. Germain Ifedi did a good job last season at right tackle and presumably when he is healthy will continue to do a good job at this season. Until Peters and Ifedi, or whoever ends up being the Bears right tackle, settle into their roles, the Chicago Bears offensive line is a big question mark.