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Top 5 Offensive Question Marks For The Chicago Bears

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5 Offensive Question Marks For The Chicago Bears

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In order to become Super Bowl contenders, the Chicago Bears will need to answer these five questions about their offense.

5. Can Michael Ford Fill In as Backup?

Michael Ford
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5. Can Michael Ford Fill In as Backup?

Michael Ford
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With the departure of Michael Bush, Michael Ford will step in as the backup running back behind Matt Forte. Ford will also get some touches in the return game as well as the Bears attempt to replace Devin Hester.

4. Can Alshon Jeffery Continue His Success?

Alshon Jeffery
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4. Can Alshon Jeffery Continue His Success?

Alshon Jeffery
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After emerging last year with a Pro Bowl season, can Alshon Jeffery replicate that success in his third season with the Bears? With Brandon Marshall on the field opposite him, Jeffery figures to see plenty of chances again this season.

3. Can the Offensive Line Stay Together?

Kyle Long
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3. Can the Offensive Line Stay Together?

Kyle Long
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Last season the Bears were able to start the same offensive line combination in every game. This was the first time that happened in many Bears fans' lifetimes. With this kind of continued structure they have a good chance of keeping Jay Cutler upright all season.

2. Who Will Replace Josh McCown?

Jordan Palmer
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2. Who Will Replace Josh McCown?

Jordan Palmer
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With Josh McCown heading to Tampa Bay, the Bears need to find a capable backup quarterback in the event that Jay Cutler gets hurt again. Will Jordan Palmer be the guy or will the Bears look to the NFL Draft to find a young quarterback to mold into Marc Trestman's offense?

1. Can Jay Cutler Stay Healthy?

Jay Cutler
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1. Can Jay Cutler Stay Healthy?

Jay Cutler
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Jay Cutler will need to stay healthy for all 16 regular season games if this Bears team has any chance of making a deep run in the playoffs, especially without Josh McCown to bail them out again this year. In his second season in Marc Trestman's offense and with two Pro Bowl receivers, Cutler is position to have another record-breaking season for the Bears.