Which Chicago Bears laid duds in Week 15 vs. Eagles?

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Chicago Bears Week 15 Dud No. 3: Trestan Ebner, RB

The Chicago Bears spent another draft pick on what they thought could be a versatile offensive weapon in Trestan Ebner. With great size and athleticism, Ebner seemed like he could be a potential piece of the offense, especially with David Montgomery in a contract year. Like Jones, Ebner has not really shown much this season. He has been asked to be the change of pace back with Khalil Herbert on the injured reserve for the back half of the season, but there has been little to no production from Ebner.

The Bears have used Darrynton Evans more than Ebner in recent weeks, and Evans has been better in the offense to warrant the extra reps. He had one rush for a four-yard loss and was targeted once which was an incompletion against the Eagles. The Bears were expected to do somewhere around a 65-35 split between Montgomery and Ebner after Herbert went down, but Ebner just has not been able to find running lanes when he is given chances and he has not shown up in the passing game which is supposed to be one of his strengths.

Over his last five games, Ebner has a total of seven yards from scrimmage as the backup running back. Sure, his chances have been limited, but for a player that the team spent a draft pick on he has had very limited production. He has had negative yards in two of his last five games, and one game with zero yards.

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With all of the injuries to the key players on offense, one would hope to see some life out of Ebner at this point in the season. He and Jones seem to be in a very similar spot. Both will have to show a lot in order to be part of the team going forward over the last three games of the season.