4 reasons the Chicago Bears should not trade for Jonathan Taylor

Chicago Bears, Jonathan Taylor
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Chicago Bears, Khalil Herbert
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The Chicago Bears feel good about their current running back situation

The Bears' running back room is far from the flashiest in the league, but there are multiple guys who can get the job done. Khalil Herbert is in line to get the bulk of the work, and he showed last year how effective he can be as he averaged over 5.6 yards a carry.

D'Onta Foreman stepped in ably for the Panthers after they dealt Christian McCaffrey to the 49ers, and despite only starting nine games, he ended the season with over 900 yards rushing. His 4.5 yards per carry was the same as McCaffrey's with the Panthers last year, and his 236-pound frame projects to land him quality time when the Bears are in goal-line situations.

Roschon Johnson is just a fourth-round rookie, but he's excelled in training camp and his first two preseason games, even getting some run-in practice with the starters. His role only figures to grow as the season goes on. He also said recently, "I'm a guy who likes to use his body as a weapon," so I don't know, maybe he's my favorite player now?

Bringing Taylor in would mean completely cutting out the role of one, and probably two of these players, and that's without taking into account the offseason signing of Travis Homer. What could Herbert be if given the chance to be a workhorse? Johnson is already advanced for a rookie. How much can he grow if he gets to see the field in year one? Taylor's presence would keep the answers to these questions forever a mystery.