Chicago Bears: Realistic approach to building a better offense

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Improving the Chicago Bears Running Back group

  1. David Montgomery
  2. Tarik Cohen
  3. Artavis Pierce
  4. Ryan Nall/Jermar Jefferson

David Montgomery proved last year that he is a very good running back. In only his second season, he took major strides as he was near the top in both broken tackle rate and yards after contact per carry. He proved he can be the workhorse as he took over as the receiving back as well when Cohen went down to an injury.

Tarik Cohen signed a nice extension last season for his worth he brings to the team. He gives the team a true Joker on the offensive side of the ball that can line up anywhere and catch, run with, or even throw the ball. Having him on the field makes the defense struggle to gameplan against him. He had a tough 2019 season, but hopefully, he bounces back from his 2020 injury well.

Artavis Pierce was one of my favorite undrafted free agents last offseason. He is a very well-rounded back and shows excellent burst when touching the ball. He is a great receiver out of the backfield and can take over for either Cohen or Montgomery if either goes down to injury.

The last spot shouldn’t be given to Nall, but he has shown his value on special teams. They should sign yet again another Oregon State player in Jermar Jefferson and let him battle it out with Nall for the last spot on the team. The Bears could then have three former Beavers battling it out on their roster with their new running backs coach from Oregon State.