5 pleasant surprises for Chicago Bears in the first half of 2023 season

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4. The Chicago Bears have a couple of building blocks on the offensive line

One of the big things that the Bears needed to do this offseason was establish pieces on the offensive line. It took some time, but after ten weeks, it looks like there are some pieces in place. 

Darnell Wright was a hit in the top ten. The Bears passed on Jalen Carter, who looks great, but it does not look like they passed on him for a bust. 

Wright has taken on names such as Rashan Gary, Montez Sweat, Shaq Barrett, George Karlaftis, Danielle Hunter, Maxx Crosby, Cameron Jordan, and Joey Bosa. He has had ups and downs, but those are big names that he has handled. 

The only question with Teven Jenkins right now is whether he should stay at right guard or whether he can be a stud on either side. Jenkins returned from injury in week five, and the run game immediately improved. With Jenkins next to Wright, the right side of the line is heavy and ready to plow people over downhill.

Braxton Jones has only played four games. However, Thursday was one of the best of his career, and he looks like he can stick around as a building block at left tackle. Nate Davis has had small spurts and moments when he is not hurt, either.

The Chicago Bears blatantly ignoring center is insane, but they have a lot of the other pieces in place. They can finish this line in the offseason.