Chicago Bears: 5 free agents Ryan Pace must still target

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Chicago Bears, LeSean McCoy
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LeSean McCoy, Running Back

With the current Bears’ depth chart, David Montgomery is the starting running back. After him, Tarik Cohen is the backup with a cluster of undrafted free agents fighting for the third-string role. Normally, this third-string role wouldn’t be a great job, but for LeSean McCoy, it would be a good fit.

Cohen essentially isn’t a backup running back. He honestly is barely a running back as he is more of a gadget player who lines up everywhere on the field. Cohen isn’t a guy who can step in for Montgomery if he were to get hurt and have to miss a considerable amount of time. The other undrafted free agents are unproven, so there is a question mark there.

LeSean McCoy brings to the table an array of experiences. He knows the Andy Reid system like the back of his hand and even though he is 32-years-old, he still has some juice. McCoy would only touch the ball a few times a game to give Montgomery a break, and then he would split time with Cohen and an undrafted free agent if Mongtomery were to go down.

McCoy obviously isn’t the same running back he was back in the day, but he knows the system and he knows what it takes to excel in the NFL. He would also be a great mentor for young Montgomery who could learn a thing or two from one of the greats.