Are the Chicago Bears changing up the offensive line again?
The Chicago Bears have been looking for a starting five for their offensive line since the beginning of the offseason. One could say that Ryan Poles addressed it the way he saw fit and many bought into the plan — even myself. Poles and Matt Eberflus didn’t look to bring in a bunch of proven veterans. Instead, they addressed the center position by signing Lucas Patrick. Then, the team turned to the draft for the most part when addressing the tackle and guard spots.
Since the beginning of the offseason, we have seen this line changed over and over again. Teven Jenkins saw the first crack at the starting right tackle spot, while Larry Borom started on the left side. Braxton Jones proved himself early and took over the starting left tackle spot, while the Chicago Bears moved Borom over to the right tackle spot.
The Chicago Bears seem to be shaking up the offensive line again
We saw Ryan Poles address the offensive line before training camp by bringing in Riley Reiff and Michael Schofield. The right guard position was Sam Mustipher’s until Lucas Patrick hurt his thumb. Once that happened, Mustipher moved over to the starting center spot, competing with rookie center, Doug Kramer. Then, the right guard spot saw a rotation of multiple guys including Schofield, Teven Jenkins and even rookie guards Ja’Tayre Carter and Zach Thomas. It’s been a turnstile of sorts, but it appeared Jenkins had a hold on the starting right guard spot until now.