Chicago Bears: Three players who will benefit from Nick Foles

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Tarik Cohen

Is there anyone on the Bears roster that had more of a letdown year than Tarik Cohen? Burton is a good candidate, but injuries limited him. In 16 games, Cohen rushed for 213 yards while hauling in 456 yards. He recorded the most receptions of his career (79) in 2019 but logged the lowest yards-per-reception.

Cohen was a featured piece of the Bears’ offense in 2018, rushing for 444 yards while hauling in 71 receptions for 725 yards. And now he’s being labeled as a potential castoff. The Bears missed Jordan Howard more than they led on, with a seldom-used Mike Davis filling in his shoes registering 25 rushing yards in seven games before he was released.

David Montgomery was expected to be a large part of Matt Nagy’s offense as well, but he displayed some rookie growing pains. He rushed for almost 900 yards but averaged just 3.7 yards per carry. So, where am I going with this?

The Eagles had a plethora of running backs on their roster during Foles’ tenure, and he seemed to get them involved in some capacity that benefited the team. In 2018, he targeted Darren Sproles, whose game closely resembles Cohen’s, 20 times in five-games during the regular season. Before he was injured last year, Leonard Fournette was the most-targeted receiver with 20 receptions in four games.

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While the Foles trade is unpopular right now, his track record proves that bounce back years are in store for three key players on the Bears’ offense. Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.