4 Bears players who are playing their way off the roster

An abysmal start to the 2023 season has us thinking these Bears aren't part of the future plans

Chicago Bears, Cody Whitehair, Larry Borom
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2. Cody Whitehair, G/C

Cody Whitehair was once a fan favorite. He is a former Pro Bowler and has played both guard and center for the Bears over the last eight years. For the. majority of his career, Whitehair has been a very good and dependable lineman, especially due to the fact that he's position versatile.

His best season came back in his rookie year, where he earned high marks in both the run blocking and pass protecting categories. Over the next few seasons, Whitehair remained a good player and was able to give the Bears a unique set of skills, allowing him to switch back and forth between guard and center whenever asked.

This year, though, Whitehair is having the worst season he's had as a pro. If you asked Pro Football Focus, this is by far his worst season, and it's been embarrassingly bad. He's earned a grade of just 47.8 so far. His previous career-low was 64.9, to put that in perspective.

We have seen a multitude of bad snaps from Whitehair, since he switched back to center. And, funny enough, most fans wanted to see him switch back to center because he was supposedly the Bears' best option there. That hasn't been the case. Whitehair will likely be gone after the 2023 season, with the Bears taking an aggressive approach to rebuilding the line altogether.