Who are the locks to make the Bears 53-man roster?
After some early training camp hype, preseason is right around the corner. With that, the roster is going to see a lot of change, and the players who need to step will have to have made their move. Before the real fun begins, we will give one last go of what the roster could look like as the Bears head into the regular season.
Quarterback 3, Mike Glennon, Mitchell Trubisky, Mark Sanchez
The quarterback position is likely the most obvious in terms of who will make the team. There is a small crowd that will be hoping for Connor Shaw to get a chance but it is not going to happen. Whether fans like it or not, Mark Sanchez has the most experience on the team and is better in the tape room than he is on the field. Why do you think he got drafted so high? These are going to be your three quarterbacks.
Running back, 4, Jordan Howard, Tarik Cohen, Benny Cunningham, Jeremy Langford
Full back, 1, Michael Burton
For the Bears, the question is how many running backs can make the team. Adding a full back into the mix may force them to only keeping three backs, but they can make it work and keep depth as they head into the regular season. Howard is the obvious bell cow of the group. Cunningham and Cohen are the pass catchers, and Cunningham may be a temporary place holder for Cohen would see the brunt of the work. Langford edges out Ka’Deem Carey on the fact that he is a better touchdown scorer and goal line runner than Carey. However, Langford has struggled to practice with an ankle injury, and preseason snaps could propel Carey over Langford.