Teven Jenkins is Signing His Rookie Deal, Making the Bears’ 2021 Draft Class Whole

The Chicago Bears moved relatively quickly in signing their 2021 NFL Draft picks.

A chunk of them signed in one fell swoop, when five put their names on the dotted line in early June. Not too long after that, quarterback Justin Fields made his deal officially official.

Now, finally, Teven Jenkins joins the party:

It’s not officially official just yet, but NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport reports Jenkins and the Bears have an agreement on a contract that will be signed today. Once the pen goes to paper and the ink dries, Chicago will have all of its draft picks in the fold for the 2021 season — and beyond!

UPDATE — It’s officially official:

*Shoots off celebratory cannon*

Because if inking the quarterback of the future is a big deal, making sure his future protection is ready to roll is just as important. The Bears made a trade up in the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft to take Jenkins, a player on whom they had a first-round grade (and someone I thought would go in Round 1). Jenkins, a right tackle by trade after a productive run at Oklahoma State, is sliding over to replace Charles Leno Jr. at left tackle.

If you want to get to know him better, I’d encourage you to check this out. And if that’s not enough, watching him block the heck out of everybody should get your juices flowing.

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Luis C. Medina, who you can find on Twitter at lcm1986, has been covering the Chicago Bears at Bleacher Nation since 2017. Since then, he has written about 3 head coaches, 5 play-callers, and 11 starting quarterbacks. Previously, Luis wrote about the Cubs and MLB at BN (2015-16) and worked in the Chicago Tribune sports department (2011-16). He also co-hosted a Cubs postgame show, Outside the Ivy, in 2019.

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