Teven Jenkins missed another game this season as he sat out in Week 16 vs. the Cardinals. It was the fifth game he had not suited up for. The offensive guard was out with a concussion this week but missed the first four weeks of the year due to a leg injury. The Chicago Bears worked him back in slowly as they put him on a snap count for their Week 5 matchup against Washington. He then started every game since. That is until he suffered the concussion last week against the Browns.
The good news is that the concussion is not related to any of his previous missed games in the NFL. In his rookie season, Jenkins hardly played due to a back injury. Under the Ryan Pace and Matt Nagy regime, the team tried to see if Jenkins could handle playing left tackle. Things did not go well. Jenkins allowed two sacks and 11 pressures on limited snaps over his five-game span. The thing is, Jenkins was never supposed to be a starting left tackle in the NFL.
Under the new Ryan Poles' regime, the team moved him to right tackle. This is where he played mostly in college. However, things didn't go well, and after some offseason trade rumors and some reported grumblings, Jenkins locked in at right guard for the regular season. The Chicago Bears decided to rotate Teven Jenkins and Lucas Patrick at right guard throughout the opening few weeks. A somewhat strange decision, but Patrick couldn't snap the ball to start the 2022 season due to a hand injury and Luke Getsy obviously preferred his guy in Patrick.