By Bryan Perez
Chicago Bears rookie James Daniels certainly looked the part of a high-end starting center during his NFL debut in Week 1 of the preseason against the Cincinnati Bengals. The second-round pick looked more like a seasoned veteran than a 20-year-old rookie and, naturally, his play raised questions about whether the Bears will make a change in the starting lineup.
Cody Whitehair is slotted to start and he’s enjoyed some high-level success of his own. He ended his rookie season in 2016 as one of the top young centers in the NFL but was forced to put the team first last year in his position switch to guard. This year, the plan is for Whitehair to focus on center and, hopefully, become one of the league’s best again.
“We like where Cody is,” Nagy said via NBC Sports Chicago. “Cody is doing a great job. If you go back to OTAs, this is what we said, we said was we want to make sure we keep him honing in on that position, get those reps. The center is like playing quarterback. So if you start moving guys around to different spots now you’re playing with fire, in my...