To say that the Chicago Bears struggled on offense at the end of last season is probably one of the biggest understatements of year. After Jay Cutler was lost for the season in Week 10, the Chicago offense completely collapsed.
For the first 10 games, Cutler threw for more than 2300 yards, had 17 passing TDs against only seven interceptions. Over the last six games of the year, Caleb Hanie and Josh McCown combined for just 1027 passing yards, five passing TDs and 13 interceptions.
The rushing offense also suffered without Cutler at the helm. Matt Forte averaged over 130 yards from scrimmage for the first 10 games of the season. But without Cutler, he dropped to less than 80 before he was lost with a knee injury for the final four games.
This year, the expectations are high for the Chicago offense, and Bears fans are thinking that a playoff spot is not out of the question. Here are five reasons why the Chicago offense will take a big jump ahead next season.