Chicago Bears: 7 things to do with the draft class over the final five games

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There is no reason for the Chicago Bears to not incorporate Khalil Herbert more

When David Montgomery went down with a sprained knee, Khalil Herbert became the feature back for the Bears’ offense.

From Weeks 5-8, Herbert carried the ball 78 times for 344 yards, the fourth-most in the league during that time. Since Montgomery returned in Week 9 against the Steelers, the rookie has had 13 total rushing attempts for 38 yards. Against the Ravens, Herbert had one carry for no yards.

Even though Montgomery just had a season-high in scrimmage yards, Herbert shouldn’t be as nonexistent in the offense as he has been these last four games. Regardless if it’s Nagy or his successor, someone needs to figure out how to best incorporate these two running backs into a game plan.

This is important for two reasons. First, this could provide a blueprint on how Montgomery and Herbert could be used for next season. Second, if the Bears were to for some reason trade Montgomery next season — which would be a polarizing move — then the Bears can see more than the four-game sample size for Herbert.

The Bears have used Herbert more as a kick returner lately, but he definitely deserves more opportunities on offense.