Roschon Johnson should be the backup RB of the Chicago Bears
I understand that the backups are playing against the backups and the third-stringers are playing against the third-stringers. However, when it comes to what we have seen from Roschon Johnson thus far in the preseason, I think it's time to put him ahead of D'Onta Foreman.
This is a tall order for me seeing I truly thought Foreman would end up the starter over Khalil Herbert. I didn't trust Herbert's blocking. Truthfully, I still don't trust Herbert to block well enough to be a dominant running back in this league. I think we will see flashes just like we did last year. Just like we saw in the first preseason game. A preseason game that Herbert only saw seven snaps -- one of them showcasing a horrible chip block.
Roschon Johnson has been running hard through the middle of the line. He's not the most agile, but he brings power and the ability to make cuts due to great vision. He should easily be the short-distance back. I wasn't as high on Johnson as others. I felt like he was too similar to David Montgomery. Johnson has a better burst than Montgomery, although, I still think Montgomery has better balance. I'd like to see Roschon Johnson, who has seen some reps with the first-string offense, receive some in-game reps with the starters vs the Bills in Week 3 of the preseason.