Running back Chester Taylor, who jumped Friday from the Vikings to the Bears, told Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times that the veteran didn’t condition his decision on being the starter.
“I didn’t come here like that,” Taylor said. “[Matt Forte's] a great player. I’ll
come in with the mindset that we’re teammates, but we’ll compete.”
Right, but Taylor contract suggests that he’s the top man on the totem pole, and that Forte is now the secondary player.
Regardless of who’s No. 1 or No. 2, Taylor realizes the importance of spreading the load. “Running backs go down a lot. You got to have two maybe three running backs,” Taylor said. “It’s a long season.”
But he made it clear his goal was in part to “play a lot more.” And he wasn’t going to play any more than he had played the past three years with Adrian Peterson in Minnesota.