Before the season began, it was easy to get excited about the Bears' ground game. Rookie Roschon Johnson, D'Onta Foreman, and Khalil Herbert were thought to be at least a solid trio. Instead, none of the three have stood out, and Johnson's rookie season has been average. The rookie has 54 carries for 232 yards and 1 TD. The rookie has fewer yards than Foreman and Herbert and averages fewer yards per carry than Herbert.
After the bye week would be the perfect time for the rookie to stand out. If Johnson has a big end to the season, it could give the Bears something to feel good about with the future of the backfield. Foreman will be a free agent after the season, so Johnson could prove he's worthy of a future role as the season draws to an end.