In this Friday edition of Bears Bites, we take a look at one Chicago Bears rookie who could have a big impact on the team next season, what the biggest key to success for the Bears is in 2014, and one former member of the Green Bay Packers who’s worried about a frosty reception when he returns to Lambeau Field this season.
- We start out with running back Ka’Deem Carey, who is looking to help out Matt Forte with some of the workload this year. We gave our report on what we think he’ll bring to the table for the Bears, and our friend Dan Durkin also weighed in with his thoughts. [CBS Chicago]
- While some may question Bovada’s decision to give Jay Cutler the sixth-best odds of any player in the NFL to win MVP honors this season, one prominent ESPN personality thinks that the Bears’ QB will have a ‘huge year.’ [CSN Chicago]
- Donovan McNabb may be skeptical of Cutler’s prowess and worthiness of his new seven-year contract, but as Michael C. Wright writes, Cutler is truthfully the key to success for the Bears next season. [ESPN Chicago]
- What did Bears rookie safety Brock Vereen learn at the NFL's rookie symposium? He answered that question for Peter King's website, and it's definitely worth a read. [The MMQB]
- The Bears are a team that has a Super Bowl window that’s open right now, but it may not be for long, so they need to take full advantage. [Chicago Tribune]
- Matt Eurich checks in with a look at some NFL rosters, and names five undrafted free agents that could have a big impact on their teams in the coming season. [Bleacher Report]
- Would Packers fans actually boo Brett Favre if he came back to Lambeau Field for a jersey retirement ceremony? Apparently there’s some concern among team brass that fans would, and that is what is putting the process of enshrining the quarterback’s number among the team’s retired digits. [Shutdown Corner]