Chicago Bears offensive tackle J’Marcus Webb was demoted to the second string offensive line last week when rookie tackle Jordan Mills started in place of Webb at right tackle. This new change, however, might not just be for the short-term.
“If he’s going to be on our team […] then he’s going to have to play more than one spot, and this is an opportunity for him to get those reps,” said offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer.
Head coach Marc Trestman added, “I think we’ve been very clear with J’Marcus about what we’re doing. I said it last week that there’s been an up and down performance level by J’Marcus, but we were still going to do this.”
Although J’Marcus Webb is a huge human being and very athletic for his size, he has struggled with consistency during his three years in the NFL. Maybe this demotion is what Webb needs to motivate him to work harder and become a better player.
But for now, it seems that the Bears have found their best combination of five starting offensive linemen, and those five will start until proven otherwise.