3 Bears Starters Who Lost Their Jobs in the NFL Draft

The 2024 NFL Draft has concluded. The Chicago Bears made five strong selections with their picks. Here are three starters who could lose their spots to incoming rookies.
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The Chicago Bears have concluded the NFL Draft and selected several impact players. The Bears managed to grab three immediate starters and two high-end developmental prospects.

As a result, there's a few veterans who may be unseated this offseason.

1. Nate Davis: Right Guard

One big question mark this offseason will be the status and health of the offensive line. When healthy, the line is one of the best to play in the NFL. However, due to their underlying health issues, many wonder who will contribute to the team in the future.

Nate Davis is a clear outlier on this unit. Although he has played decent when healthy, the contract and injury history are bothersome.

The Bears can replace Nate Davis. The thought is that if the Bears re-sign Teven Jenkins, they move him back to right guard. It is a position he can perform well in, and gives him the benefit of playing nex to Darnell Wright.

That leaves a hole at left guard. The Bears selected Yale tackle Kiran Amegadjie with the 75th pick in the NFL Draft. He would be the replacement for Davis.

Amegadjie is not ready to contribute on a starting line, but general manager Ryan Poles sees him as a potential swing tackle for this upcoming season. When he is ready to go, his blend of athleticism and size can allow him to be slotted at left guard, giving the Bears a decent group on the left side of the line.

Amegadjie has the tools and athleticism necessary to develop into a great player. Moving Jenkins back to right guard and slotting Amegadjie at left guard in the 2025-2026 season would give the Bears a robust offensive line.