3 reasons the Chicago Bears should not trade Teven Jenkins
The potential of Teven Jenkins for the Chicago Bears outweighs a likely trade
We already touched on the fact that Teven Jenkins would not give the Chicago Bears anything better than a sixth-rounder. Now, add in the potential that Teven Jenkins brings and the trade makes zero sense. Jenkins is only in year two and he showed on tape at Oklahoma State how good he can be as an NFL lineman. Back surgery derailed his rookie season, but that alone shouldn’t be a reason to move him.
I guarantee you that if Ryan Poles trades Teven Jenkins for anything less than a fifth-round pick, Jenkins will outplay that trade value easily. Whatever team lands Jenkins will find a way to use him and motivate him to a point where he ends up having a solid NFL career. I might be biased based on the 2021 NFL Draft grade I gave Jenkins (not knowing about any back surgery), but I still highly believe in this kid’s talent.
If the rumors are true that he is immature and disinterested in football, then that makes things a little more difficult. Again, I’d expect a coaching staff to be able to help motivate a player, especially someone who is young and has shown enough flashes in his career to warrant more patience.