The foundation of the Chicago Bears is not Caleb Williams yet but another player

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The Chicago Bears have an interesting roster that features a solid blend of both up-and-coming players with promise, and veterans with experience. Which player who is young and on the rise is the most promising entering the 2024 season?

Bleacher Report named the most promising building block for every team. They defined it as a player on his rookie contract but not an actual rookie because he has not seen the field. For the Chicago Bears, they chose Darnell Wright

This is really an easy call. The Bears do have some young and promising players, but most of their big names already have big contracts. D.J. Moore, Tremaine Edmunds, Montez Sweat, and Jaylon Johnson come to mind as core players with deals in place. 

When it comes to young playerso n rookie salaries we see Braxton Jones, Teven Jenkins, Gervon Dexter, Jack Sanborn, Jaquan Brisker, Kyler Gordon and Tyrique Stevenson joining Darnell Wright. 

We cannot chose Caleb Williams or Rome Odunze, although both may be at the top of the list, neither has played in the NFL. With that in mind, the obvious choice is Wright. 

Darnell Wright is the Chicago Bears most promising building block

First, at tackle, he is playing such an important position. Next, he had a great rookie season. It was up and down at times, but based on the level of competition and lack of time missed, fans have to appreciate where he is heading. When he did struggle, it was clear that he was either playing through an injury, or he was struggling with someone like Maxx Crosby.

Having a building block be one of the more important positions on the football field comes with plenty of value. The Chicago Bears got a solid pick with Darnell Wright and he is the type of player to rebuild this team with.