Ryan Pace and Matt Nagy have tried to build the 2018 Chicago Bears offense to be like those Nagy’s mentor Andy Reid had success with in the past. But they may have stumbled into something very different and entirely more fascinating. If Kevin White and Anthony Miller are both able to continue to play at the level they have in the early days of training camp, the Bears won’t have a choice but to put both on the field. That could change the entire offense.
While generally thought of as an offense that spreads the ball around, that hasn’t really been the case. In five years, Reid’s Chiefs have averaged:
- 19.6% of their targets to the top receiver
- 18% to the pass-catching tight end
- 16.9% to running backs
Those numbers mostly held up with Doug Pederson in Philadelphia. His Eagles averaged:
- 20.5% of their targets to the top receiver
- 18.6% to the pass-catching tight end
- 15% to running backs
Where it gets interesting, however, is when you look at the other positions. There you will find very little consistency.