Chicago Bears: 3 reasons why Cordarrelle Patterson should be the backup running back By Joseph Herff - May 22nd, 2020
Cordarrelle Patterson has a key role on this team. That role is kick returner and general special teams. Patterson plays at an elite level in all areas of special teams as he is a three-time All-Pro kick returner. The problem is, Patterson takes up a roster spot and it is hard to find where he fits in the offense for the Chicago Bears to get him the ball and free up potential players to make the team.
It’s clear that Patterson is a force on this team. Getting him the ball could kill a defense with his speed, elusiveness, and size. The main problem is he doesn’t have a true role on offense or on the depth chart.
The three-time All-Pro kick returner has stated he wants to help the Bears’ offense. He said last season to head coach Matt Nagy that he could step in as a tight end for the Bears when they were struggling at the position per David Kaplan.
I just don't get it. Why on earth don't they get CP involved more in the offense? I would think that he could have helped the team more last year if he had been used more. Maybe there is a legit reason, but I don't get it.