More Free Agency Reports: Bears May Target RB Taylor

Posted by cjsiewert on March 2, 2010 – 8:26 am

With free agency lurking around the corner (March 4), many teams are seeking answers to fill their unresolved position situations.  One team with an indefinite solution to a significant position is the Chicago Bears and their RB situation.

In this report on, Brad Biggs suggests the Bears could be interested in Vikings RB Chester Taylor and that Taylor would compete with Matt Forte for the starting job.

In relation to the Bear’s offensive style of play, a versatile RB is considered valuable to fit new offensive coordinator Mike Martz’ scheme and Taylor certainly fits the bill.  Taylor is an effective runner, pass-blocker and check-down receiver coming out of the backfield who provided the Vikings with consistent versatility.  The 9-year veteran would certainly provide that same production in a starting role with many other teams in the league.

The Vikings have expressed their desire to re-sign all of their potential unrestricted free agents (UFAs), as mentioned previously, but what may be the deciding factor in most of the negotiations concerning UFAs is the worth of that player to the team and how much the team is willing to offer.

Taylor may be offered more with a starting job for another team than what the Vikings are willing to offer him as the #2 RB, but maybe, and hopefully, the potential of reaching the Super Bowl next season will entice him to stay with the Vikings.

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20 Responses to “More Free Agency Reports: Bears May Target RB Taylor”

  1. By JOSH on Mar 2, 2010 | Reply


  2. By Josh on Mar 2, 2010 | Reply

    He should stay…Cutler isn’t a good quarterback. He needs a great receiver to make him a good quarterback. The bears just don’t have that. Taylor needs to stay, or we need to go after sproles

  3. By paul sterlacci on Mar 2, 2010 | Reply

    The first thing the vikes need to do is get peterson to stop fumbling. Second we need to address our free safety. In our system that position should be among league leaders in pick-offs. Third, look into signing ray edwards to a modest contract. As for the draft, I would persue trading our #1 to some team willing to give us a 2 in this draft and there first next year. We will need to develope a young quaterback but, should not this year hoping that Brett comes back. We don’t want to keep 4 qb’s or cut jackson or sage. If we can’t make a trade draft defense, defense and maybe another playmaker.

  4. By mil gates on Mar 2, 2010 | Reply

    for the vikes we need to go defense. if we cant make a play at dunta robinson, we have to sign sapp. he balled more than griffin in playoffs anyway. second as for rb let chester go if someone wants to amke him a number 1. he deserves it. he played his part in the shadows for a while now. i think we go db if we cant get one in free agency, a qb like lefevour in 2nd or 3rd, a lb and than a de.

  5. By vike4-ever on Mar 2, 2010 | Reply

    Whoever said we should let Taylor go is nuts! Yes he is good enough to be a #1 back and yes he probably deserves it, but he is vital to the success of our team. Whether it be #28 or #29 out on the field, I feel comfortable that we are going to get a good run. Taylor DON’T GO!

  6. By SkolVikings on Mar 2, 2010 | Reply

    I’m a fan of Chester Taylor, and I really hope he stays in purple, but I do wish him the best.

  7. By OLDSCHOOL on Mar 2, 2010 | Reply

    Chester has to stay! Look at every game last season………then look at every 3rd down conversion we had and made…… did we do it…? Chester ! The guy is such a vital part of our 3rd down Off., it isn’t even funny! If I were Brett, and I watched the NFC Championship from the look that I had…behind center…I don’t come back without Chester behind me! Having seen A.P. circle the drain like he has……..are you kidd’in me! REALLY……AND TO LET HIM GO TO A TEAM IN OUR DIVISION…..ARE YOU KIDD’IN ME!!!!!!! WHY DON’T WE JUST GIVE THEM RAY EDWARDS TOO…AND WHILE WE ARE AT IT….LET’S SEE IF GREENBAY NEEDS ANYTHING!!!IDIOTS

  8. By meswant on Mar 2, 2010 | Reply

    The vikings have to keep Taylor!! AP is good but keeps fumbling the ball. Taylor is a great rounded player.
    We also need to keep Edwards!! These 2 guys are a must to keep the vikings going!!!
    Next, we need additional defence.

  9. By adrian on Mar 2, 2010 | Reply

    Neet to get some safeties thats why we lost againsst the saints. Let chester taylor go peterson needs more playing time

  10. By MNsoldier on Mar 2, 2010 | Reply

    Keep Taylor, trade peterson AKA “Fumbalina” We can pull a walker like trade and overwelm the Defense with top players and crush next yr. Peterson is good but he had to many critical errors when we could not afford to have them. He lost the Bears game and that cost us homefield. We played the Saints to a stand still in their home, we could have beaten them like we did the cowboys if it had been played in MN

  11. By Joe on Mar 2, 2010 | Reply

    Why would he want to go to Chicago. I mean, he might get a few more carries, but without a good quarterback, it would suck. A lot of theese free agents resigning depend on Favre coming back. If he comes back, they come back. I think Favre will honor his contract and come back. Please Brett! Come Back!

  12. By apim on Mar 3, 2010 | Reply

    Trade A.P. for a gangload of picks to boost our Defense. Re-sign C. Taylor and R. Edwards; and go after Sprowles!! The SuperBowl Victory parade will follow.

  13. By TW VIKE on Mar 3, 2010 | Reply

    Keep AP !!!!!!

  14. By Chufu on Mar 3, 2010 | Reply

    Chester Taylor is a good back but there are also lots of other good RB free agents. If Taylor does go, then we need a third down back like Westbrook. We don’t really need offense. It’s just the QB Situation. Now let’s talk DEFENSE! We need a veteran LB because E.J. is hurt and questionable about returning. There are good free agent LB’s out there. And then we need safeties. Rolle and Rhodes are good free agents safeties. We need that! The draft won’t do us any good!

  15. By Ted on Mar 3, 2010 | Reply

    To Apim. I agree we need to keep Chester but TRADE AP?? ARE YOU CRAZY?? backs like him come along once or twice in a decade. Once he corrects his fumbling problem ( see Tiki Barber) he will once again become the best back in the league.
    In addition AP has a terrific attitude. How many other of the young stars in the league can you say that about?

  16. By Robin S. on Mar 3, 2010 | Reply

    Please keep Chester Taylor! He is great! When he has the ball we know that he won’t fumble. Whenever Peterson has the ball we don’t know if he will fumble or not. Don’t give him up! Give Chester the ball more this year. And Brett, please come back. We need you and we love you!! Without all of Petersons fumbles, we would have played that last game at home and the refs could not have let Brett get clobbered. The Saints would have been penalized and the game would have been won, fare and square, by Brett and his team. We need home field advantage. Keep Chester! Love the Vikings.

  17. By TW VIKE on Mar 3, 2010 | Reply

    I dont think we can keep Chester, its all about money now. I am not sure he even wants to stay. He might want to be the #1 back. As far as trading Adrian, that is flat STUPID ! He is our best player & demands alot of attention from defenses. Secondary help is our main concern, DB & safety. I dont want to see Taylor go, but some things are out of our hands.

  18. By Purple Genius on Mar 3, 2010 | Reply

    Trade AP for picks just like the Herschel deal? Haha … good one. Trade a top 3 NFL running back for a pile of “maybe’s” when we’re THIS CLOSE to the Super Bowl? Herschel was already “over” when the Cowboys fleeced us – and the ‘Boys had nowhere to go but up – so picks were just what they needed. We’re here NOW and we need to win NOW – this is no rebuilding project. Besides, you’ll never trade a #1 pick (30th) for a second rounder this year and a first rounder next. Never going to happen. When you’re picking 30th, you’re basically getting the first pick of the second round and no NFL GM is going to trade up from #40 into the 30 hole and give up his #1 (a likely top 10)next year to do it… all you may get is a swap of 2nds now and his second rounder next year. There isn’t anyone who will on the board at #30 that would tempt someone to give up a 2011 first rounder. Now, assuming no trades are made, we really should draft a DB or OL, (and DB is deep this year and might wait for the next round – and OL’s are found in the 3rd and 4th) BUT if Sean Weatherspoon (LB-Mizz) is available when we pick, then we would be wise to dress him in purple. “Spoon” was considered the top OLB in the draft and his combine didn’t hurt him any – but on the field this kid brings it – and with our middle linebacker situation, we need some “talent” at LB besides Greenway – and I honestly think he could contribute some on D this year, and especially on special teams. Chester? Expendable now that the RB market is so “flooded,” however we should make him a “good” offer and hope Chester wants to stay and go for “the ring” as well. I’d love to keep him but we really don’t need to break the bank on this one. Chilly might prefer Westbrook anyway – and I’m guessing Westy wants to come here too. Personally, I’d take my “free agent money” and get any quality DB’s available and see how badly Antonio Pierce wants to take a run with a talented team. Brett? Brett? Come back Brett….

  19. By rap99 on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    good call on pierce, if he’s healthy, thats why Giants let him go.

  20. By cody on Mar 5, 2010 | Reply

    if the vikings get rid of anyone they need to trade off AP for a 1st round QB and keep taylor the vikings are f@#%ing stupid to get rid of taylor they need to think 5 years from now and not a few months from now they dont stop to think that when farve is gone what do we have 2 QB that r not starter material. They Packers have rodgers he is good,the bears have cutler and he is improving,the lions got stanford and he will be getting better and what we got when Farve is gone nothing. So i think the Vikings need to really think the deal over before the make a big mistake

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