5 Chicago Bears who deserve more playing time in Week 4 vs. Broncos

The Chicago Bears are struggling and I think it's safe to say changes need to be made. If the team isn't going to fire Matt Eberflus, then the coaching staff must make changes to the depth chart.

Chicago Bears, Equanimeous St. Brown
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Chicago Bears, Roschon Johnson
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The Chicago Bears should make Roschon Johnson the starter

I cannot believe I am saying this based on how down I was on Roschon Johnson after the Chicago Bears drafted him back in May, but give me more RoJo. As it stands, the combination of Khalil Herbert and Roschon Johnson are the mainstays of the Chicago Bears running back group. Herbert is the starter and seeing 50+% of the snaps, while Johnson is seeing between 40 and 45%. One thing to note though is that Johnson's snap% is increasing week after week.

Even though a rookie, Johnson is already the best blocking running back on the team. He has been sticking people on blitz pickups like a veteran. He is also out-producing Khalil Herbert. Through three games, Herbert is averaging 4.04 yards per carry. He has caught 60% of his passes and is averaging 30 receiving yards per game. Johnson on the otherhand is averaging 5.29 yards per carry, has caught 90% of his targets and is also averaging roughly 30 receiving yards per game.

Herbert lost a fumble last week vs. the Chiefs and although he hasn't looked bad overall, he hasn't flashed the same way that Johnson has flashed. I wanted Herbert to turn into Tony Pollard, but he just cannot block well enough to stay in the game and hasn't done enough to warrant holding the starting spot. I'd like to see these two flip their scripts. Give Johnson 55-60% of the offensive snaps and cut Herbert down to 40 to 45%.