Biggest Question Mark: Jay Cutler
Can Mike Martz turn things around for Cutler? After putting up big numbers in Denver he took a significant step backwards in 2009. Perhaps it was nothing more than struggling to adjust to a new offense with a poor group of receivers. Whatever the reason, he needs to step up his game in order for the Bears to compete.
Position Battle to Watch: Running Back
Third-year running back Matt Forte shouldn’t have anything to worry about, but considering how he played in 2009, Chester Taylor may be able to steal the starting job. It’s certainly Forte’s job to lose, but he was ineffective for most of 2009, while Taylor had an impressive year as Adrian Peterson’s backup in Minnesota.
Impact Rookie: Major Wright
The Bears didn’t draft until the 3rd round, meaning they may not have a true impact rookie this season. However, Wright should be given the opportunity to compete for the starting job at free safety. Danieal Manning has struggled at free safety and it looks like the Bears are giving Al Afalava the opportunity to win the starting job this season. Wright is a long shot to start, but he’ll have an opportunity to earn some playing time.