Chicago Bears: Early offensive stat predictions for 2019 season

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Following the 2019 NFL Draft, we take a look at how some of the major statistical leaders could shake out for the Chicago Bears.

A year ago, Chicago Bears fans had a hope that, finally, the offense would look different. For years, they were used to fairly vanilla flavoring on that side of the ball and rarely saw consistency out of their quarterback.

A year ago, general manager Ryan Pace sought to flip the script completely when he brought in Matt Nagy as head coach. Nagy would come in and assume the role of both coach and play-caller, and my goodness, did he impress in his first season in Chicago.

The Bears averaged nearly 60 yards more per game, offensively, than they did in 2017 under former head coach John Fox and offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains. They also averaged a whopping 10 more points per game in 2018 than they did the previous season — that’s an enormous jump.

The credit, truly, must be spread all around, too. Pace gets the credit for hiring Nagy, as well as bringing in several additional weapons for quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. Nagy deserves a heck of a lot of credit for his innovation and leadership, as well as establishing a winning culture on both sides of the ball.

This season, though, it’ll be time to give even more credit to the players themselves. Whether or not you are a believer in Trubisky and this offense, I’m betting by the end of 2019 you’ll be erring on the positive side of the argument.

While most of the offense stays the same, the Bears did add a few new faces through free agency and the draft. How will all of those guys end up producing? Well, the simple answer is: They’ll share the football.

Chicago now has so many weapons, offensively, that it’s going to look like a far cry from where they were just three seasons ago. It might be early in the offseason, but I am going to try and dive in a little bit on where I project the offense to go in the 2019 season. Let’s get to it.