5 positions Chicago Bears do not need this offseason
The Chicago Bears earned the first pick in the 2023 NFL draft fair and square, so no one can say that the roster is not in a bad position. However, while the team can add as much elite talent as possible regardless of position, it would be smart to have some direction.
They have a list of their biggest needs, and they can also dwindle down the positions of need by looking at players they trust as starters from the current roster. Which positions will the team not be adding this offseason, at least not as much as in other areas?
5. Chicago Bears have one starting spot locked in on the OL
The Chicago Bears should feel good about one spot on the offensive line, and that is right guard. The only thing that could possibly concern the team about Teven Jenkins is that he missed time late and ended up with just 11 starts this season. Still, some of those missed starts were early on when the coaching staff was not bought into him yet.
Once they trusted in him, he put together some of his best offensive line performances. Weeks 5-12 was a big enough stretch of consistent, and healthy play to say that Jenkins should be given a shot as the starter next season.
When you think that he was still working at tackle as recently as August, and you think of his stretch at guard, there has to be room for him to get better as well. When you look at his contract, he is still on his rookie deal for two more years. There should be no question about who is starting at right guard for the two years that Jenkins is around.