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Which offensive group is the Bears’ biggest strength?

The Bears have a much improved offensive unit, but where does their strength lie?

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The Bears have been in camp for over a month and while there are still plenty of starters that haven’t seen the field yet, there’s still a lot of knowledge that has been gained.

One thing is for sure, the Bears have much better playmakers on the offensive side then they did a year ago.

Throughout the offseason the Bears have added receivers Allen Robinson, Taylor Gabriel and Anthony Miller, tight end Trey Burton and have Adam Shaheen, Dion Sims, Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen all returning.

Throughout camp there have been reports that each group or player above has had a ‘big day.’

This week, in Denver, there have been reports of the TEs thriving against an accomplished Broncos defense and everyone has read about Miller’s camp performances, Howard’s catching ability and Cohen getting integrated into a modern offense that should put him in a position to make plays.

Which leads to the question: Which position group will be the strongest for the offense this year?

The wide receivers seem like a nice jumping off point, but I don’t know if we fully know what they can be because of Robinson’s rehab from an ACL, Kevin White’s entire career making him a question mark and Miller’s inexperience.

The running backs combined for 1,970 scrimmage yards and a total of 12 touchdowns a season ago and should be able to at least replicate that production. They are an electric tandem and if Howard’s catching ability shows up when the games count and if the likely pass-first offense means less eight man fronts for Howard, then this is a potential Pro-Bowl unit.

But it could be the tight end unit that is the strongest. Burton was a big signing and will have a versatile role on offense while Adam Shaheen will be a mismatch for defenses in the redzone and line up out wide as he takes the next step in his career. Dion Sims should also have a role way beyond the in-line blocking role he held a year ago.

I think that, given the questions lingering around the WRs and the nature of the offense being pass first, with a still young QB, I think that there is an argument to be made that the tight ends will be the strongest unit on the offense.

Which position group do you think will be the strongest?


Which Bears offensive unit will be the biggest playmakers?

This poll is closed

  • 14%
    Wide receivers
    (92 votes)
  • 34%
    Tight ends
    (218 votes)
  • 50%
    Running backs
    (318 votes)
628 votes total Vote Now