5 questions that need answered for Chicago Bears this season

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2. What is the Chicago Bears answer at center?

The Chicago Bears made an interesting decision when they decided to draft Tyrique Stevenson over John Michael-Schmitz. They also drafted Noah Sewell over Olu Oluwaitimi, so they did not have eyes on center this year. This will be a big talking point as the year goes on.

The Chicago Bears can agree with fans that Cody Whitehair is not the long-term answer. They see him as a bridge this season. However, the Bears think that they have three solid future options on the roster.

First, they have Lucas Patrick. They wanted Patrick to start last season and the only thing that changed was multiple injuries. He struggled at guard, but they do not want him at guard. Then, there is Doug Kramer, a seventh-round pick. He was a rookie last season and his season ended about ten snaps into the preseason. Lastly, they seem to like Dieter Eiselen, who only moved to center last season because Patrick and Kramer went down.

They are high on all three, and all three have their moments. On the flip side, Kramer may just not have the body for the NFL, Eiselen has been a UDFA who has mostly been on the practice squad, and Patrick is leaning heavily on the 2021 season being his claim to fame. They do not have much else to speak about. Are the Bears right that one of these names will step up, or are they crazy and going to be looking for a center next off-season?