Ryan Nall – Current Chicago Bears RB3
The front-runner for the third running back spot is fan-favorite Ryan Nall. After seeing the hard-working running back perform in training camp, fans vouched for the undrafted free agent to get carries and be pulled up to the active roster.
Of all the running backs competing for this spot, Nall has the most experience of any of the backs competing for the job, although that isn’t saying much. Nall has only two carries in his career for eight yards. He played in eight NFL games last season mainly on special teams, which gives him even more value for this spot.
The preseason is when Nall has also shown what he can do as he has lit it up in recent years. As a rookie in the 2018 preseason, Nall carried the ball 32 times for 223 yards (7.0 yards per carry) and a touchdown. He also caught four passes for 25 yards. During the 2019 preseason, Nall carried the ball 24 times for 135 yards (5.6 yards per carry). He also caught ten passes for 55 yards.
Nall has the most experience and proven special teams work with the Bears giving him the slight upper hand to the other two rookies, but don’t expect the job to just be handed to him.