Chicago Bears: Predicting the offensive depth chart for Week 1

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Chicago Bears Depth Chart: Offensive Tackles

Can we just scrap this position and start over? With the injury to Teven Jenkins (back), the Chicago Bears had to go out and sign an almost 40-year-old left tackle instead. Yikes.

LT1: Jason Peters

Welp, I don’t even know how to feel about this signing yet. We barely saw Jason Peters during training camp or in the preseason. What we did see from him last Saturday versus the Titans was not great. Peters is almost 40 years old, but he is a six-time All-Pro left tackle. he dealt with a foot injury last season for the Eagles, but the year prior he was fantastic. Let’s hope he is healed and can find his 2019 performacne.

RT1: Germain Ifedi

Germain Ifedi also had a rough offseason. He was on the PUP list until right before the final preseason game versus the Titans. He has been dealing with a hip flexor injury and struggled versus the Titans backups. Let us hope both Peters and Ifedi just need to shake the rust off as the Bears are scheduled to face a tough Rams defensive front.

OT2: Larry Borom

If there is any bright spot at the offensive tackle position it is Larry Borom. Borom has looked good in camp and decent during the preseason. He is a fifth-round rookie who was not projected to play left tackle, but has been pushing to start there. A concussion set him back and I doubt he starts, but he will make for a very solid backup.

OT3: Lachavious Simmons

Aren’t you sick of seeing seventh-round offensive tackles play for the Chicago Bears? I know that I am. The Chicago Bears need to invest more into the position. I know that Ryan Pace did this year, but was it too little, too late? Losing Teven Jenkins hurts the plan and your second-round pick may never live up to expectations now. Sad, I also had a first-round grade on the kid. Lachavious “Pig” Simmons is not the answer, but does provide some much-needed depth.

OT4: Elijah Wilkinson

To my disbelief I have Elijah Wilkinson still on the roster. He could be a surprise cut, but his cost could keep him on the team. Wilkinson has looked awful against starting competition. I would rather give the spot to a castoff from another team, but that’s not likely to happen. Let us hope we never see him in a regular season game. I’d rather take a chance with Alex Bars at tackle.

Injured Reserve: Teven Jenkins