Chester Taylor-RB-Free Agent 2010:Taylor was second on the list of three successive failed players at the backup running back position. Because former Lion Kevin Jones couldn’t stay healthy, and starter Matt Forte was coming off a somewhat disappointing sophomore season, the Bears threw $7 million guaranteed at Taylor when he became a free agent. Despite being 29 years old, it was thought that Taylor’s legs were fresh as he had only been a starter in the league for one season (2006). He had spent the majority of his career backing up Jamal Lewis in Baltimore and Adrian Peterson in Minnesota. For the $7 million the Bears paid Taylor for one season, they received 267 yards rushing with a 2.4 yard average per carry and three touchdowns.