Taylor is one of the best third down backs in the NFL right now. He has great hands, and can break big plays on any given touch.
The Bears running attack (if you could consider it an attack) needed a transformation. Matt Forte is showing himself not to be able to handle feature back status, so an upgrade at backup was necessary.
Heck, I could see Chester Taylor taking the starting spot from Forte with a good camp and preseason.
At its worst, Taylor is going to help the passing game on third downs, giving Cutler a great outlet to work with.
The only reason this signing isn't higher on the list is because the one thing Matt Forte has done well is catch the ball, so it wouldn't seem that the Bears needed another pass catching running back.
But, Taylor is also an accomplished lead back, having rushed for over 1,200 yards in his lone season as featured back.
Grade: Solid B