Another way too early prediction of the Chicago Bears 53-man roster

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Predicting which offensive skill position players the Chicago Bears will keep

We touched on the wide receiver position, but let’s start with the next easiest position to predict this offseason — the running backs.

Chicago Bears 53-man Roster: Running Backs

It is easy to guess the first two running backs who are being kept. The trick will be guessing if the team is likely to keep three or four backs on the active roster. I am predicting that with the extra spot this year due to the team only keeping two quarterbacks instead of three, the team will keep four backs on the active roster.

  • RB1: David Montgomery
  • RB2: Khalil Herbert
  • RB3: Darrynton Evans
  • RB4: Trestan Ebner
  • FB1: Khari Blasingame

Chicago Bears 53-man Roster: Wide Receivers

Now for the wide receiver position. This group has probably seen the most blind-criticism this offseason. I too have questioned Ryan Poles’ decisions regarding the position. However, knowing what the team is likely to do in the 2023 offseason, everyone should be excited about this team’s future. The 2022 wide receiver group could be drastically worse though. Here are who I think are kept come September.

  • WR1: Darnell Mooney
  • WR2: Byron Pringle
  • WR3: Velus Jones, Jr.
  • WR4: Dante Pettis
  • WR5: Tajae Sharpe
  • WR6: Equanimeous St. Brown

Chicago Bears 53-man Roster: Tight Ends

There isn’t much to talk about here. Cole Kmet is the main guy and the hope here is that he is able to take a big step forward. Kmet is coming off a productive season in regards to receptions and yards. His downfall was not scoring any touchdowns. I have a feeling that changes in 2022. The rest of the group is filled with all new faces.

  • TE1: Cole Kmet
  • TE2: Ryan Griffin
  • TE3: James O’Shaughnessy
  • TE4: John Rysen

Up next is the offensive line.