5 Chicago Bears trending up entering bye week

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3. David Montgomery may be back on Chicago Bears next year

The Chicago Bears were just starting to figure out the perfect mix between Khalil Herbert and David Montgomery when Herbert had to get placed on the IR. Herbert will miss at least one more game, but to say that Montgomery has stepped up would be an understatement.

Some of his tougher runs have come in the past three weeks, and he looks like a core piece of this roster. In the past three games, he has had 45 rushes for 207 yards, a 4.6 yards per rush average. His career-high yards per attempt is 4.3, and his career average is 3.9, so this is a great run he is on. He is also adding in 10 catches for 94 yards. That 9.4 yards per catch average is better than eight yards per catch he was at for his career.

What is even better is that the team is still just getting him an average of 15 carries per game, so he is not being overworked, and they have still been able to mix in another back, Darrynton Evans as of now.

So, when Herbert comes back you should be expecting similar performances. With the market being filled with free-agent running backs, and Montgomery fitting this scheme so well recently do not be surprised if he ends up back in Chicago next season as well.