Will we see more Roschon Johnson down the stretch for the Chicago Bears?
The Chicago Bears were rolling with D’onta Foreman until an injury sidelined him. With Khalil Herbert back from his IR stint, the Bears turned to him for the most part, but rookie Roschon Johnson was also more involved this week than he had been recently.
Johnson had six rushes for 30 yards, which does not seem great until you see that Herbert hit 35 yards on 16 attempts. The Bears are going to need a power back. That element of their game was found when Foreman got into the lineup. With Foreman out, it has to be Roschon Johnson who steps up and takes more carries.
Herbert is a good big-play hitter, but he is much more effective outside the tackles than grinding games out on the inside. The Bears brought in Herbert for two rushes with 2:59 to go. He picked up one yard. In that situation, you have to go with the heavier back who is better between the tackles. He could have fallen forward for a few each time and set up a third and shorter. The Bears need to trust Johnson more, will they?