Arguably the best offensive line combination for the Chicago Bears vs Vikings

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Chicago Bears, Teven Jenkins
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The Chicago Bears should switch up the inside of their offensive line

Teven Jenkins, RG

With Cody Whitehair out, we saw Lucas Patrick slide to left guard vs the Giants. Teven Jenkins who has been splitting time with Patrick saw the rest of the starting reps at right guard. Well, Jenkins should have been starting over Patrick anyway. I’m not a fan of the, “he didn’t practice well” nonsense we heard from Matt Eberflus. Jenkins has been the best offensive lineman followed by Braxton Jones. Patrick did not deserve to start over Jenkins and shouldn’t the rest of the year.

Lucas Patrick, C

Where Lucas Patrick should be starting is at center. That was the plan until he hurt his thumb in the offseason and required surgery. Patrick was supposed to be back to snapping and holding down the center spot by now, but he has yet to see game action at that position. Well, it’s time to get him in there. He has been snapping the ball at times in practice and he cannot be any worse than Sam Mustipher — even if not fully healthy. Mustipher to the bench, please.

Michael Schofield, LG

We saw how bad Lucas Patrick was last week filling in for Cody Whitehair. We expect him to be an upgrade over Mustipher though. Now, we need to find someone to sub into the left guard spot while Whitehair is on injured reserve. Look no further than Michael Schofield. Schofield is a solid, proven veteran who has limited experience at the left guard spot. However, he has enough to make me feel comfortable about starting him over seventh-round draft pick, Ja’Tyre Carter.

Once Whitehair can return, he’d slide back in over Schofield.