Jake Butt’s football career hasn’t exactly gone smoothly. The former Wolverines standout and Mackey Award-winning tight end tore his ACL in his second year with the program, just as he was ascending. He came back and really started to thrive, particularly when Jim Harbaugh took over the program in 2015.
That included tight end Jimmy Graham, who is returning for his 12th NFL season and his second with the Bears. Most fans remember him for his walk-off touchdown to end the Wild Card loss to the Saints in January when he snagged a score then went straight up the tunnel at the Superdome. Some thought that would be the end of the five-time Pro Bowler’s career, but he said hes’ got “unfinished business” with the Bears and in the NFL.
The Chicago Bears landed one of the most effective pass protectors in the 2021 NFL draft with Teven Jenkins