In all my time as a Bears fan, I can scarcely remember a time I’ve been so optimistic about our offense. Even in 2014, when we had big names like Marshall, Jeffrey, Forte and Bennett, there was still the constant fear of a heartbreaking turnover from Cutler. Any possible optimism generated by the offense was also marred by the Mel Tucker "defense".
Now though, we have a QB with all the potential in the world and who can balance taking shots with protecting the ball. We’ve also surrounded him with true weapons in Howard, Cohen, Robinson, Gabriel, Miller, and Burton. And to top it all off we have modern offensive minds in Nagy, Helfrich, and Childress to maximize this talent.
While racking my brain trying think of a time when all these pieces have come together for the Bears, I started thinking about times when we’ve wasted pieces of the puzzle because of deficiencies in other areas. A prime example is Greg Olsen, one of the top TEs of the past decade, who didn’t have a place in the Martz offense. I would love to see Olsen in his prime in Matt Nagy’s offense. Or imagine Johnny Knox or Devin Hester filling the Tyreek Hill role?
The bears have had some fun offensive weapons over the years that have been misused, underappreciated, and underutilized for so many reasons. Which past Bears player would you like to see, in their prime, in this modern Bears offense?