Chicago Bears: Projected 53-man roster following 2019 NFL Draft

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Quarterbacks and Running Backs


Mitchell Trubisky

In 2019, Mitchell Trubisky will look to take yet another step in his overall development. In Year 2 under Matt Nagy, I believe he will do just that, after throwing for 3,223 yards and 24 touchdowns to just 12 interceptions in 2018.

Chase Daniel

By default, Chase Daniel will be the backup once more in 2019. It may be time, however, the team looks at a more capable backup quarterback going beyond this upcoming season. Fans saw him struggle in his two starts last year.

Running Backs

David Montgomery

There is no doubt in my mind David Montgomery will end up being the Bears’ lead back in 2019. After trading Jordan Howard for a late pick next year, they spent even more draft capital to move up for his replacement in Montgomery.

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Tarik Cohen

Although Montgomery will be the lead back, Tarik Cohen will continue to be used in a variety of ways. Nagy’s creativity shines through brightest when getting this man the football, and you can bet he’ll touch it plenty of times this coming season.

Mike Davis

If you thought Mike Davis was the replacement for Howard, think again. Although Davis’ role will be limited, he will still certainly see action.

Kerrith Whyte

Finally, the Bears can move on from Taquan Mizzell. They used a pick in this year’s draft to select Kerrith Whyte in the seventh round, and his explosiveness and versatility even as a return man will make him valuable.