Chicago Bears: How to improve the offensive line during the bye week

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The Chicago Bears should move Cody Whitehair back to center

Rather than bring up Dieter Eiselen from the practice squad, moving Cody Whitehair back to center is probably the better move here. Whitehair has had an average season this year for the Bears at guard, he has not looked like the Pro Bowler he was in 2018. Although I do believe Whitehair is better suited at guard, he has proven to be a better center than Mustipher.

The Chicago Bears might have to deal with a few bad snaps here and there from Whitehair, but it isn’t like we haven’t seen those from Mustipher already this year too. By moving Whitehair to center, the hope is that it will stabilize the rest of the offensive line. Whitehair is smart and a leader. He is vocal and does a great job calling out assignment changes. He’s the better option at center over James Daniels.

Making a move like this might seem like going backward, but with Larry Borom playing solid football for a rookie at right tackle and Jason Peters locking down the left side, this move will make the Bears realize that Mustipher is not the future and they need to either draft a legit center in 2022 or add one in free agency.