Projecting Bears 2024 Starting Offense Stats

The Bears are looking to change the narrative around their franchise this season with the addition of Caleb Williams and other key pieces. Let's look at what a successful season would look like for each player on offense.
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Keenan Allen - 950 receiving yards, 7 touchdowns

Trading for veteran wide receiver Keenan Allen was one of the most unexpected moves the Bears made this offseason. Allen is one of the most reliable targets in the NFL.

Throughout 11 years with the Chargers, Allen caught 69% of his passes for 10,530 yards. Williams having a weapon like Allen should make his job easier.

Unfortunately, over the past two seasons, Allen has missed time due to injury, which should cause some concern for Bears fans. It certainly looks like FanDuel is accounting for a potential injury with Allen, as they only set his line at 775.5 yards this season.

If Allen can stay healthy, there is no reason why he wouldn't easily surpass 775.5 receiving yards. If Allen plays all 17 games, there is no reason why, he wouldn't have at least 950 yards with his route-running savviness.

The sportsbooks are also down on the number of touchdowns Allen will score this season, only predicting 4.5. But, similar to his receiving yard totals, Allen will surpass 4.5 touchdowns easily if he plays all 17 games.

Allen provides Williams with a big-bodied target in the middle of the field and has reliable hands, making him a strong option in the red zone. That combination should allow Allen to score seven touchdowns this season.

Rome Odunze -750 receiving yards, 4 touchdowns

Rookie wide receiver Rome Odunze rounds out the Bears' trio this season. Odunze has all the tools to become a star wide receiver in the NFL, and all the Bears need to do is develop him. Thankfully, he has two seasoned NFL receivers to learn from this year.

While Odunze is unlikely to lead the Bears in receiving yards this season, he should still be able to make a decent impact on the team's success. ESPN Bet projects Odunze will finish the season with 725 receiving yards. That's only 25 yards shy of the 750 receiving-yard output many fans hope he reaches. Reaching 750 yards during his rookie season with two other elite receivers on the roster would be a huge achievement for Odunze.

While Odubze may have a decent yardage output as a rookie, he most likely won't have the touchdown volume.

BetMGM has the line for Odunze touchdowns at 4.5, which is on par with the prediction of four touchdowns above. With all the mouths to feed on the Bears' offense, it is hard to see Odunze surpassing four touchdown catches in 2024.