4 Bears on the hot seat in Week 16 vs. Cardinals

Time is running out, this year.

Chicago Bears, Matt Eberflus
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2. Khalil Herbert

Over his last three games, Khalil Herbert has received six, three and six carries, respectively. Since returning from injury, he's carried the ball 31 times for 75 yards. That is an abysmal average of 2.4 yards per carry. To be fair, the Bears have used a committee approach over the last few weeks, riding whoever appears to be the hot hand in any given game.

But, Herbert's usage and overall snap counts should be alarming. The Bears have relied more on D'Onta Foreman, on his one-year deal, along with rookie fourth-round pick Roschon Johnson in recent games. This goes to show that the Bears may not be committed to Herbert beyond this season, and why should they?

Running backs are replaceable, and Herbert's spot on this team is far from guaranteed after this season. Johnson looks like he very well could be the 2024 starter, while Herbert either takes a back seat or is even let go. He's been uninspiring since returning from injury, and unless he can return to form and take advantage of his opportunities starting this weekend, he might not be around Chicago much longer.