2. Chicago Bears
Total offense: 21st
Passing offense: 21st
Rushing offense: 11th
Points per game: 9th
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For the Chicago Bears’ offense to reach its potential, third-year quarterback Mitch Trubisky will also need to improve. Trubisky has played well at times but has been inconsistent. Trubisky did improve in 2018 from his rookie season, throwing 24 touchdowns compared to seven as a rookie, although he did have five more interceptions.
Head coach Matt Nagy made a huge impact on the Bears offense last season, and the team has great talent at just about every position. The Bears are deep at wide receiver with Allen Robinson, Anthony Miller, Taylor Gabriel and rookie Riley Ridley. Trey Burton is arguably the best tight end in the division, and they also have a good offensive line.
The big question is whether rookie running back David Montgomery can replace Jordan Howard. If he does, Chicago’s ground game will be very good. Tarik Cohen is an elite pass-catching running back and one of the best in football, putting up 725 receiving yards and five touchdowns last season.
The Bears defense dominated last year. The offense also played well, finishing ninth in points per game, but can they now take the next step? It’s all down to Trubisky. If he makes another big jump in year three, this team will be tough to stop in 2019.