Chicago Bears: 4 Players whose stock dropped vs. Bills

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Chicago Bears, Elijah Wilkinson
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Chicago Bears Players Whose Stock Fell: Elijah Wilkinson

If you watched the Chicago Bears get beat badly by the Buffalo Bills, then you know that Elijah Wilkinson looked like a fourth-string left tackle playing against the Bills starters. Watching him get beat over and over again was bad, then watching him get trucked was even worse.

In all honesty, the way Elijah Wilkinson has been playing, I would not be surprised if he somehow gets cut before the regular season starts. The only reason this probably will not happen is that Wilkinson’s $987,500 salary is guaranteed for 2021 and although the Bears can spread that out over a two-year span, I’m not sure they will.

Larry Borom has looked impressive with limited reps and with the signing of Jason Peters, Wilkinson’s value has plummetted. The team seems to really like Lachavious Simmons and Alex Bars has the flexibility to play at either offensive tackle or guard. This means that Wilkinson is now competing with the likes of Arlington Hambright for the fifth or sixth tackle spot on this roster.

Not to mention as soon as Teven Jenkins is healthy enough (if even this year), that’s another player who will be valued over Wilkinson. We have now seen Wilkinson given the opportunity to compete for the starting left tackle spot to now being on the roster bubble. That is a big drop in stock value.