5 pleasant surprises on the Chicago Bears past the quarter mark of 2023

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The Chicago Bears have played five games and are past the quarter mark of the season. Sitting at 1-4 they are not where they want to be, but their last two games, along with some of their upcoming opponents give reason for a potential turnaround.

Which players on the Bears have been the biggest surprises of the 2023 season?

5. Darnell Wright is on the right track for the Chicago Bears

Darnell Wright has not been perfect, but it is easy to say that he has been the best lineman on the Chicago Bears this season. First, that is easy to say because he is the only one who has not missed serious time on the line. Second, that is still impressive because despite being a top-ten pick, he is still a rookie, which can be a rocky road.

His biggest losses of the season have come against Montez Sweat, Rashan Gary, and Chris Jones. He did have a loss to Nik Bonitto, but overall, it takes some of the elite pass rushers to throw him off at this point in the season.

When you look at Wright and the opportunity of Jalen Carter being lost, it is easy to get mad about that. However, while Carter is having a great rookie season, Darnell Wright is not very far behind. That is exactly what the Chicago Bears need, and as Nate Davis and Teven Jenkins are finally healthy, the offensive line may start to form around him. This could lead to a great rookie season when it is all said and done.