5 bold predictions for Chicago Bears in final seven games of 2023 season

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4. D’onta Foreman will push Khalil Herbert back to his old role with the Chicago Bears

To start the season the Chicago Bears were giving Khalil Herbert almost all of the work. Roschon Johnson would mix in at times, and D’onta Foreman was inactive. 

The Bears saw injuries to Herbert and Johnson in the same game, so Foreman took over. He has not looked back since week six. Roschon Johnson returned and has spelled him on passing downs, but his role is similar to when Herbert was out. 

The question is, what will happen when Herbert returns? At this point, Foreman is too good, and the Chicago Bears have to ride with him. As the months get to the colder part of the year, the Bears need to go to a power-heavy approach. They need a back to grind out yards. Foreman does that better than Herbert.

Last year, Herbert was efficient as the change up who would be a spark after the Bears lulled you to sleep with power. Herbert was getting 59% of the snaps share and 43% of the rushing work when he was healthy. Last year he was playing closer to 37% and was getting 34% of the rushing work. It may be bold, but he should go back to the rates of last year in the final seven games.