33 days until Chicago Bears 2017 season kicks off: Jeremy Langford profile

CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 13: Jeremy Langford
CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 13: Jeremy Langford /

The Bear Goggles On Countdown to Kickoff series is now underway. With 33 days to go until the Bears season kicks off, we will highlight running back Jeremy Langford.

2016 Review

Let’s just say, the hype around Jeremy Langford was much higher going into 2016 than 2017. Langford suffered an injury in week two that gave Jordan Howard a chance at legitimate carries.

Langford missed some time, and Howard never looked back with the starting running back job. Langford missed four games, but he had 86 less carries and 337 fewer yards than a season before.

2017 Outlook

Langford has lost his starting job, and now he is just hoping to keep a job on the team. The Bears drafted Tarik Cohen and signed Benny Cunningham this offseason. Jeremy Langford will also be competing for a spot. The team will likely keep four but does have the option to only keep three. Cohen is the only true lock, and the rest will be fighting it out over the preseason, where snaps should be plentiful.

Still, Langford has been on the sideline for most of camp as he tends to an ankle injury. An inability to see the field early puts his roster status in jeopardy.

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Future with the Bears

Langford is signed on for next season, but his cap hit is a tiny $135 thousand, making him expendable at any time. The odds are slightly in his favor to stay with the Bears for one more season, but his long term future with the team should definitely be feeling like it is in jeopardy. Especially if he does not have a great camp.