Chicago Bears Training Camp: Assessing the first unofficial depth chart

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After the Chicago Bears first week of training camp, the team has released their first unofficial depth chart. Are there any depth chart surprises?

Per the  Chicago Bears team website, here is how the first unofficial depth chart shakes out.


Quarterback: Mitch Trubisky, Chase Daniel, Tyler Bray

  • Trubisky and Daniel at the top are no surprise here. Both backups to Trubisky have experience playing in this offense and both can provide insight to Trubisky. Whether head coach Matt Nagy activates three quarterbacks on game days remains to be seen.

Running back: Jordan Howard, Tarik Cohen, Benny Cunningham, Taquan Mizzell, Ryan Nall

  • Howard and Cohen may be the best running back duo in the NFL. Behind them, there is a lot of competition. Both Mizzell and Cunningham have special teams experience. However, Mizzell has the speed and agility to be very valuable like Cohen in Nagy’s offense. Meanwhile Cunningham, serves as more of a Jordan Howard type of back.

Fullback: Mike Burton

  • Burton is one of the worst fullbacks I have ever seen. At times, he appears to shy away from contact, which defeats the entire purpose of the position. I would like to see Nall, who is almost 240 pounds, be the fullback. He could give you some emergency production at running back, while playing full back on occasion. Is Nall willing to make contact at the fullback position? I have no idea, but what I do know is that he’s an undrafted guy that plays with heart.  I’d think he’d do whatever he could to help the team.