LAKE FOREST, ILLINOIS - JULY 28: Elijah Wilkinson #70 of the Chicago Bears kneels with Duke Shelley #20 during the Chicago Bears training camp at Halas Hall on July 28, 2021 in Lake Forest, Illinois. (Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images)
There have been a few cases made towards starting Andy Dalton, at least for the first couple of weeks. One of them has been that the Chicago Bears’ offensive line is so bad that it is better to let them get their feet under them before throwing a rookie behind them.
That is fair considering the first time Jason Peters, Germain Ifedi, and James Daniels will ever suit up in a line together in a game setting will be week one.