FOX Sports is running an article listing 10 guys who are ready to break out this year. Two Bears, Mark Anderson and Cedric Benson made the list.
6. Cedric Benson, RB, Bears: After sharing the load with Thomas Jones over the past two seasons, it's all Cedric all the time in Chicago now. With Jones in the Jets backfield, the former Texas star and highly touted first-round pick is the primary ball carrier for the Bears in '07. Garrett Wolfe and Devin Hester should get some action, but Benson should be the go-to guy each week. I haven't been sold on Benson as an every down back yet. But the opportunities will be there this season. It's his 1,000 yards to lose. He should eclipse that mark and more.
It is nice to see somebody on Benson's side. So many have all ready cast him aside, because of some strange worship of Thomas Jones. I liked Jones too, but we all knew the moment Benson was drafted, we wasn't going to be here long.