If there was any indication that J’Marcus Webb was on the decline, it was last season when the Chicago Bears played against the Green Bay Packers in the second game of the season. He could not stop the Packers’ Clay Matthews, who got around Webb time and time again.
Bears quarterback Jay Cutler got sacked seven times in that game, and as I’m sure fans can remember when Cutler reamed and shoved Webb because of his inability to do his job and protect his blind side. What’s even worse is that Cutler was the one criticized of his leadership and character instead of Webb.
The offensive line is being shuffled right now with no one in a permanent spot. Everyone is in competition to be one the starting five, so when you’re a veteran and in the final year of your contract, you’d better be on top.
Webb didn’t have a strong training camp and brought those weaknesses into preseason. He allowed two sacks, and no. 3 quarterback Matt Blanchard showed remnants of the same frustration that Cutler felt last season.
Webb moved from being left tackle to right. There’s no room for as much inconsistency as what he’s has shown this far into his career. Marc Trestman should just play it safe and demote Webb to second string, and if he still isn’t improving or not on his “A” game on a consistent basis, he shouldn’t be considered for a contract extension.