The Chicago Bears had a phenomenal game Week 1 against the Indianapolis Colts. The team played well as a whole; from quarterback Jay Cutler to running back Matt Forte, everyone stepped up. Brian Urlacher started the game after sitting out for nearly the entire preseason because of knee concerns. Chi-Town is going to need their heart and soul patrolling the middle of the field this year.
After the Bears got out to a comfortable lead on Sunday, Urlacher was taken out of the game. This obviously raised a few eyebrows, but I think it was the right decision. The Bears know how important Urlacher is to the team, so they are going to make sure he stays healthy.
The Chicago Bears need to closely monitor Brian Urlacher this year, and here are three reasons why.