Projected 2024 contracts are published for these four Chicago Bears

Chicago Bears, Darnell Mooney, Cole Kmet
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Chicago Bears, D'Onta Foreman
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Chicago Bears Pending Free Agent: D'Onta Foreman, RB

Spotrac is projecting D'Onta Foreman to walk away with another one-year contract in 2024. They are projecting him to earn more next year than this year, but if Foreman can reproduce his 2022 production, I'd have to imagine he would earn plenty more. I'd also think he'd receive a two or three-year contract. He isn't young, but he's not horribly old either at 27.

The comparison contracts that were signed previously do make some sense though when looking at D'Onta Foreman's current career. Gus Bradley signed a two-year deal worth $4 million per season. He was 26 when he signed that deal. Jeff Wilson, Ronald Jones and Rashaad Penny all signed one-year deals at 26 or younger. The four contracts averaged $3.4 million per year, but Rashaad Penny saw a deal worth more than $5 million. I would have to think if Foreman earns and keeps the starting running back spot, he'd earn between $4 and $5 million per season going forward.

As of now, I am predicting Foreman to beat out Khalil Herbert this season. I see Foreman as a more complete back, but neither of them is very good in the pass-catching game. Foreman is just a slightly better blocker. We will have to let the offseason play out though. Maybe Herbert has worked on his pass-blocking this offseason and does enough to earn that top spot. The Bears are more likely to just use the hot-hand approach though. Whoever is playing best, let's throw in rookie running back Roschon Johnson too, will be the starting back and receive the bulk of the carries.