The Chicago Bears are still in rebuilding mode, but they have plenty of young talent on the roster. While the Bears aren't expected by many to make the playoffs, they could surprise people. But they'll need a few players to have breakout seasons for that to happen.
Breakout seasons happen every year in the NFL. Sometimes, the player in question makes the leap from very good to superstar. Sometimes, a player goes from role player to key starter. So who will be the breakout players for the Bears in 2016? We've put together four of the most likely candidates below.
RB Jeremy Langford
This really shouldn't be much of a surprise. The Bears let Matt Forte walk this season, in large part because of the presence of Langford. He shined when Forte went down with an injury and is ready to take over the feature back role. While Ka'Deem Carey and Jordan Howard will get at least a few carries, it's Langford's time to shine.
WR Kevin White
The Bears took White No. 7 overall in the 2014 draft, but he missed all of his first season with a leg injury. But White is healthy now and the hype train is picking up steam. The Bears' WR coach has already compared him to Andre Johnson and Chicago is expecting big things out of White this season. Alshon Jeffery is the unquestioned No. 1 WR, but White should become the No. 2 this season. White could be in for an impressive season.
DT Eddie Goldman
Goldman is the Bears' nose guard and he finally has some help on the front seven this year. Goldman improved as the season went on last year, and showed great promise in his rookie year. He recorded 22 tackles and 4.5 sacks last year and should be only better this year. Of course, that assumes he can avoid a sophomore slump. We think he can.
CB Kyle Fuller
Fuller was inconsistent last year, and struggled badly early. But for the final half of the season, he was actually one of the better young CBs in the NFL. Fuller should continue that strong play this year and could improve on his two picks and 15 pass breakups last season. The Bears used a first round pick on Fuller in 2014 and he'll show why this year.Back to the Chicago Bears Newsfeed