Grading Chicago Bears offensive line through five weeks

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Chicago Bears v Washington Commanders, Teven Jenkins
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Chicago Bears left guard

Cody Whitehair: 265 snaps

Primary matchups: TJ Slaton, Kenny Clark, Devonte Wyatt, Logan Hall, Mike Greene, Neil Farrell, Derrick Nnadi, Zach Allen, Jonathan Harris

You could say that this is the worst season of Cody Whitair's career, and it is not relatively close. Kenny Clark beat him for a sack in week one, and he struggled with Logan Hall for most of the day in week two. Clark can be excused, and Hall is up and coming, but his pass protection had been a major issue.

You could argue he played well against the Chiefs, but you could also argue that the game was over in the first quarter, and he was spared a lousy performance. He came back and struggled with Zach Allen, although compared to weeks one and two, you could say he played better. We will not grade his center play here, so after just 16 snaps in week five, we may have a final grade for Whitheair. It was not a good run, but he did spend the offseason focused on switching to center.

Cody Whitehair grade at LG: D+

Teven Jenkins: 37 snaps

Primary matchup: Jonathan Allen

The minute Teven Jenkins came in, it looked like things had changed. He played with violence and pace that was not being displayed on this line. Jenkins missed the first four games with an injury, but he is back now. He was eased in, and an injury actually forced him back before the Bears wanted it to happen.

Still, this may be for the best for Jenkins. He got his feet wet, now gets extra time off to rest and recover, and get ready for the grind of the season that will hit him on Sunday. So far, he is the best Bears lineman.

Teven Jenkins Grade: A

Ja'Tyre Carter: 11 snaps

Primary Matchup: Jonathan Allen

Carter only had 11 snaps at left guard, but Jonathan Allen had some really good reps against him. He had a couple of pressures and a few big stops in the run game when Carter played.

Ja'Tyre Carter grade at LG: D-