3 bold predictions for Chicago Bears running backs in 2023

The Chicago Bears have a group of running backs and a lot of things can happen this year between them

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1. Travis Homer has a role on the Chicago Bears offense

Most fans see the running back committee as a three-man race. D'onta Foreman is the power, Khalil Herbert is the speed, and Roschon Johnson is the hybrid who fills the gaps. However, Travis Homer may have something to say about that. He can be an impact player on this team as well.

Homer has a role because he is an excellent pass protector. First, he may get the role over Roschon Johnson in week one because Johnson may not be all the way up to speed in that area. Herbert and Foreman both struggle in pass protection, and Homer may be playing in week one.

From there, he may keep that role for a bit, or at least until Johnson eats into it. Still, he is faster and a bit more dynamic than Johnson. Johnson brings power, but Homer is a great blocker as well. There may be times when they want the speedier and shiftier back out there for pass protection purposes. Beyond that, they know he can set up screenplays, and they know he has good hands.

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81% of the snaps he played with the Seahawks resulted in a pass. He will not bang between the tackles and will not finish with many carries, so he is forgotten about. However, he is a passing down back, and it is hard to see him completely lose that role and be a zero-snap player this season.