Ranking the Chicago Bears 2021 offensive units to the current roster

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There is not much of a difference for the Chicago Bears at the RB position

The one positional group on offense that hasn’t seen much of a change is the running back position. The starting running back and backup running back are the same. Where things look a little different is the depth at the position.

Fan-favorite Ryan Nall is no longer on the roster. Nall did not see many opportunities and was one of those preseason favorites who never amounted to anything but average production. Nall isn’t the only running back no longer on the roster though. Here’s a look at how the 2021 depth chart looked compared to the 2022 projected depth chart:

"2021: David Montgomery – RB1 Damien Williams – RB2/3 Khalil Herbert – RB3/2 Tarik Cohen – Injured Reserve Ryan Nall – Practice Squad / RB4 Artavis Pierce – Practice Squad / RB4 2022: David Montgomery – RB1 Khalil Herbert – RB2 Darrynton Evans – RB3/4 Trestan Ebner – RB4 De’Montre Tuggle – TBD / Practice Squad"

It’s too early to tell what the team has in Trestan Ebner. He is likely going to be put in a position similar to Tarik Cohen – a “joker” back who can line up all over the field — in the backfield or as a receiver. He also is going to help in the return game. That said, he might not even make the final 53-man roster.

Positional Ranking: 2021 Wins (slightly)

It might be too soon to know what the team has in Trestan Ebner, but I am putting Damien Williams over Darrynton Evans. Hopefully, the RB3 isn’t a big factor though and the starting two running backs are essentially the same since Herbert took over as the RB2 before the end of the year in 2021.