Something to spark some conversation for today :-)
I have to believe the Bears will add an RB to the roster at some point.
This is just a brief snippet of a lengthy 10-part NFCN article.
LINK NFC North position rankings: Running backs Backfields offer some star power, but lots of question marks Welcome to our 10-part series in which we rank the four NFC North clubs at every position. Our rankings are based on performance to date, scouting reports and a consensus of evaluations from general managers, coaches and scouts around the NFL.
Part 2 – Running Backs 4. Chicago Bears – C-: Much like the quarterback position, the Bears don’t just begin the season fourth best in the division at running back. It’s a distant fourth.
The issue is not David Montgomery, who had a promising rookie season and still could emerge as one of the NFC’s top RBs, it’s the unknown of a sketchy offensive line, a new offensive line coach and questions as to whether head coach Matt Nagy really gets how to grow his ground game.
The Bears are also the thinnest in the division at this position.
Tarik Cohen is an outstanding third-down back, but the Bears don’t really have a No. 2 with only undrafted rookie free agent Ryan Nall and wide receiver/kick returner/athlete Cordarrelle Patterson behind Montgomery on the depth chart.
The HB position is so dependent on the O-line that even an elite back can't do anything when there's no holes to run through. Fix the O-line, and most any HB will be able to do things with some running room.
Oh, and try using Cordarrelle Patterson as a HB more often! The Patriots ran some successful plays with him in the backfield, so I was surprised to see the Bears pay him $5M to barely ever touch the ball on offense.