Leonard Fournette to the Chicago Bears is not likely to happen and here’s why
The Chicago Bears running back situation looks murky at best. Most of us at Bear Goggles On have been pounding the table for Ryan Pace to bring in a veteran presence as a depth piece within the Bears running back group. Devonta Freeman has always been the big name that is brought up, yet not a single sniff in place from Ryan Pace involving Freeman or any other free agent running back it seems.
Right now, the Bears are dealing with a groin injury to David Montgomery that could keep the second-year running back from playing in the first game or two. Should he miss a game or two, Tarik Cohen, Cordarrelle Patterson and Ryan Nall would be the three backs to try and hold down the fort in Montgomery’s absence. Here’s the thing, for a team looking to make another playoff and Super Bowl push, that seems to be a risky investment even at a position like running back.
When it comes to running backs, it might one of the least valued positions in the game. Some players deserve multiple, large contracts throughout their careers while others are merely plug and play guys used by teams until they are no longer needed or viable options. It is a tough business, but it does not seem like a change is happening any time soon.
Behind Nall on the depth chart is Artavis Pierce and once again Napoleon Maxwell who was just signed back to the team today. With the way Pace has ignored the position already, fans should not get overly excited by the fact the Jaguars released Leonard Fournette today.