Chicago Bears 53-Man Roster Projection 3.0: Who makes the cut?

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Starter: Mitch Trubisky

There isn’t a whole lot to say here about Trubisky, as this has been his job since early last season. His first year in the Matt Nagy offense will be a fun one. While it will come with some bumps along the way, the second-year jump should be exciting to say the least.

Backup: Chase Daniel

Daniel has been under Nagy in the past, which is a huge reason why he was brought in to back up Trubisky. He has looked comfortable in this offense throughout the preseason. However, his decision-making and overall mechanics have not been up to snuff. This position could certainly improve, although I think Daniel is here for more of a mentorship role. God forbid Trubisky suffers any injury whatsoever.

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Running Backs

Starter: Jordan Howard

Like Trubisky, there is not a lot to say about Howard. He is going to get 15-to-20 touches per game and there is nothing any national or local media outlet can say to prevent it. He’s a top-10 back in this league, period.

Backup: Tarik Cohen

Cohen may be the backup, but he will of course be on the field quite often. Nagy has already been seen lining him up bunched next to a tight end as well as engaging in some pre-snap motion. He’ll be heavily utilized in the trick-play category as well, I’m sure.

Third String: Benny Cunningham

Cunningham is a guy who possesses great third-down prowess. He is fantastic out of the back field catching the ball and also gives the Bears some depth on special teams as a returner.

Fourth String/Fullback: Ryan Nall

I am praying this is the end of Michael Burton on the Bears. Nall is better in every single way, shape or form.