The 5 biggest keys to a successful 2022 season for the Chicago Bears
No. 2 key to the success of the Chicago Bears: Continuity on the offensive line
The Chicago Bears allowed the most sacks (58) in the NFL last year. Some of those can be blamed on Justin Fields holding onto the ball too much, but that’s not a good enough excuse. Had the team found themselves somewhere in the middle of the NFL rankings, then they would have only given up 38 sacks — 20 sacks less than what the Bears actually allowed.
If I’m being honest, talent isn’t always the most important part of an offensive line. Continuity plays a big factor and this new, still not fully determined offensive line needs to find that continuity this year. Will we see fifth-round pick, Braxton Jones starting on the left side, or will that experiment seem to fail before the season starts? That would likely put Larry Borom back on the left. Then, who starts on the right? Is it Teven Jenkins or has he fallen out of favor?
Do not even get me started with the right guard spot. Are we to believe that offensive line coach Chris Morgan truly believes that Sam Mustipher is their best option? If there is one area that has me concerned regarding the Chicago Bears roster, it’s the offensive line. The only thing I’m hopeful for is that the new blocking schemes will lead to better success than we saw last season.