Chicago Bears: Five Most Important Offensive Backups

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May 27, 2015; Lake Forest, IL, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Jimmy Clausen (8) during organized team activities at the Halas Hall. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

After going through and making full projections on who will be the offensive starters for the Chicago Bears to begin the 2015 season, it is now time to see which players are the most important backups. If any of the Bears’ starters get injured or play like a majority of the team did in 2014, these reserve players could easily become much-needed.

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The Bears offense is difficult to figure out in 2015. In 2013, they were one of the best units in the league, and featured a big-play passing game. In 2014, they were wretched, and that big play passing game shifted to an inept dink-and-dunk philosophy resulting in a forgettable 5-11 finish and a new coaching staff. The expectation is the team will shift back to a focus on the running game after then-coach Marc Trestman forgot what a handoff was in 2014.

For a team that struggled so much on offense in 2014, the Bears actually have some impressive depth on that side of the ball. There were actually multiple capable running backs and offensive lineman to choose from when making this list.

Let’s get started at a position where everyone knows who is going to start.

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