Bears Fans didn’t like the Packers extending Elgton Jenkins’ contract
Chicago Bears fans were hoping Elgton Jenkins would hit the free agency market this offseason. The Bears desperately need help on their offensive line to protect quarterback Justin Fields next season. Jenkins was linked as a potential option for the Bears to sign before next season. Bears fans were agitated when the news broke the Green Bay Packers signed Jenkins to an extension Friday.
Not only does this mean they have one less option in free agency to add to their offensive line, but they have another Pro Bowl offensive lineman their defense will have to try and penetrate twice a year for the foreseeable future. And the Bears’ defensive line is a mess currently. That’s another position the Bears will need to look at in the draft or free agency. Jenkins signing will make that just a tad bit more complicated.
Twitter reacts to the news
Fans in Chicago took to Twitter to express their feelings on Jenkins’ extension. Here are the best takes after the Packers extended Jenkins.
terrible way to start my morning— Jacob Infante (@jacobinfante24) December 23, 2022
How can they afford this— Randy Senderson (@RandySenderson) December 23, 2022
By the way, how do the Packers even have the money to extend Elgton Jenkins— The Chicago Bear Cave (@chicagobearcave) December 23, 2022
This blows https://t.co/16VkW5SNM4— Ian Jacobs (@WSoxSeatAtTable) December 23, 2022
Things like this do make a mockery of the “Salary Cap”— The Irish Bears Show (@IrishBearsShow) December 23, 2022
We will see where else GB will need to cut costs though https://t.co/3fC7E52GC6
Weve worked another miracle. Weve hyped Jenkins up so much the Packers HAD to make him the second highest G ruining their cap even further😈— Bartholomew Willijax (@B_Willijax) December 23, 2022
If this trend continues, Levis will bring the Bears a fruitful haul in a trade! pic.twitter.com/JbYPfxGmUu
Sucks but the Bears future doesn’t hinge on Elgton Jenkins 🤷🏾♂️— Ian Dobbins (@IanDobbins) December 23, 2022
Future Bear Elgton Jenkins no more 😢.— Brad Spielberger, Esq. (@PFF_Brad) December 23, 2022
Great deal for both parties. Jenkins narrowly surpasses all the recent vet deals (Scherff, Thuney, etc.) but Quenton Nelson’s $20M per year still out in front https://t.co/99HgZNaVF8