Chicago Bears: 3 things we want to see from Matt Nagy’s offense

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Chicago Bears need to run plenty of 12 personnel

With the way this offense is built, they are built perfectly for 12 personnel (one running back, two tight ends). Now, that can look like Cole Kmet and Jimmy Graham as the ‘Y’ and ‘U’ tight ends respectively, or J.P. Holtz and Kmet as the fullback and ‘Y’ tight end respectively. Regardless, the Bears’ offense looks hard to stop when they have two tight ends on the field.

The way the roster is built is looking that way. The Bears kept five tight ends on their current 53-man roster ahead of their game against the Rams. With the addition of Jesse James and the emergence of Jesper Horsted, the Bears have incredible depth now.

The Bears should run their offense much like Kansas City, as Nagy constantly loves to remind us that he worked with, and run plenty of 12 personnel. Use both tight ends and as big-bodies to win]o the contested catches and allow your lethal wide receivers to make plays and stretch defenses. The Bears are built perfectly for that.