The Bears have a high-class problem.
For all of the team’s issues on the offensive line in recent seasons, and it still remains unsettled at the tackle positions although they’ve certainly upgraded their options. But they suddenly find themselves loaded at the guard and center positions, and now have to work to ensure they end up with the five best guys in the starting lineup.
Stuck literally in the middle of it all is presumptive starting center Sam Mustipher, who spoke this week about the urgency of putting the right group together.
“Offensive line is a unique position in that five guys need to be on the same page on every single snap,” Mustipher said. “So any five who get the opportunity to work together as a unit and just grow that cohesion, it takes reps, it takes plays, it takes a lot of work, a lot of time.