Chicago Bears: 4 players on offense who must step up to make the playoffs

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Chicago Bears, Mitchell Trubisky
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If the Chicago Bears plan to make a playoff run, these four offensive players must step up in 2020.

The Chicago Bears have one of the best defenses in the NFL. However, if the team wants to make a playoff run or have any chance at the Super Bowl, the offense needs to perform at a higher level than it did in 2019. The performance in 2018 was good enough to make the playoffs but it was still not great. In order for the team’s offense to improve in 2020, these four players must step up or drastic changes may occur in 2021.

Obviously whoever is playing quarterback for the Chicago Bears needs to step up too. That’s obvious and not what I want to focus on here. Personally, I am still hoping Mitchell Trubisky figures things out since that is what would be best for the franchise for years to come. That said, I just want to see competent quarterback play from either Trubisky or Nick Foles.

Allen Robinson is another obvious player who will need to have a strong 2020 season if the team wants to make the playoffs. I have absolute faith in Robinson being dominant again in 2020 though and not really a guy who needs to “step up” this year. He just needs to maintain his level of play and all things will be fine.

These four players either had a down year for the Chicago Bears last year, are new additions playing in an important role or did not quite live up to expectations.