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2013 Most Important Bears

Jay Cutler. (Credit: Getty Images.)

2013 Most Important Bears: No. 1 Jay Cutler

The Bears QB is the unanimous selection as the most important player on the team.

CBS Chicago–07/23/2013

New Bears left tackle Jermon Bushrod. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

2013 Most Important Bears: No. 2 Jermon Bushrod

No player enters the 2013 season with higher outside expectations than Jermon Bushrod.

CBS Chicago–07/22/2013

Julius Peppers. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

2013 Most Important Bears: No. 3 Julius Peppers

There might not be a Pro Bowler in the league as underappreciated as Julius Peppers.

07/19/2013

Lance Briggs. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

2013 Most Important Bears: No. 4 Lance Briggs

For 10 seasons, Lance Briggs has been a focal point of the Bears’ defense.

CBS Chicago–07/18/2013

Brandon Marshall. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

2013 Most Important Bears: No. 5 Brandon Marshall

Will the Bears be better if Brandon Marshall’s numbers actually go down?

CBS Chicago–07/17/2013

Matt Forte.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

2013 Most Important Bears: No. 6 Matt Forte

Forte could be primed for a career year with new head coach Marc Trestman.

CBS Chicago–07/16/2013

D.J. Williams. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

2013 Most Important Bears: No. 7 D.J. Williams

The Bears are counting on their new middle linebacker to fill the void left behind by Brian Urlacher.

CBS Chicago–07/15/2013

Martellus Bennett. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

2013 Most Important Bears: No. 8 Martellus Bennett

The Bears’ new tight end needs to produce immediately.

CBS Chicago–07/12/2013

Henry Melton. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

2013 Most Important Bears: No. 9 Henry Melton

The defensive tackle comes in at No. 9 for the second straight season.

CBS Chicago–07/11/2013

Charles Tillman returns an interception for a touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

2013 Most Important Bears: No. 10 Charles Tillman

The Bears’ top cornerback just barely cracks the top 10.

CBS Chicago–07/10/2013