6. What did the Chicago Bears RB time share look like in the return of Roschon Johnson?
This was the first game that Roschon Johnson returned to the lineup after missing two weeks due to a concussion. The Bears had a pretty even split, as Johnson played 24 snaps, D'onta Foreman played 21 snaps, and Darrynton Evans played 18 snaps.
It was pretty clear that the Chicago Bears value the passing game impact of Johnson. The Bears passed on 75% of the snaps that Johnson played, 18 overall. The Bears ran a pass-heavy scheme, especially in the second half because they were trailing. Still, Foreman was on the field for just 43% of the passing downs. Foreman has more pressures allowed on fewer pass-blocking attempts, and Johnson is a much better pass catcher.
The interesting note is seeing Evans remain in the game, although most of that Is two-minute and late-game work. Will we see Evans continue to make this a three-man look, or will the Chicago Bears slowly Iean into Foreman and Johnson splitting the time?