Brett Favre thought Chester was underutilized last season when he played for the Vikings but the multi-talented running back has touched the ball even less since joining the Bears.
"Chester was very under-used last year," the Vikings quarterback said. "It was my first year here, but I thought his ability to play a wideout position, run screens from the halfback position, just his overall feel for the game, blocking responsibilities and things like that, were as good as any of the guys I've ever played with at that position.
"I just thought we could have had more packages and used him in so many different ways. So no doubt, if we didn't know already, we've realized how much of an impact he did have for us."
At the midway point last season, Taylor had 43 carries for 129 yards for the Vikings to go with 26 receptions for 230 yards. This year with the Bears, even though he has been used more as a running back with 54 carries for 173 yards, he has caught only 11 passes for 92 yards.
Overall, while he had 69 total "touches" midway through last season compared to 65 this year.
"I really haven't paid a whole lot of attention to how they're using him there, but he's really an excellent football player," Favre said. "The trick is figuring out how best to use him."
Said Taylor: "That's a good compliment, coming from him," Taylor said. "I mean, he's a future hall of famer and just knowing that he knew I could have gotten the job done. That's a big compliment for me."