Chicago Bears: Early offensive stat predictions for 2019 season

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Running Backs

David Montgomery

1,280 rushing yards

11 rushing touchdowns

31 receptions for 329 yards

3 receiving touchdowns

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Tarik Cohen

  • 425 rushing yards
  • 3 rushing touchdowns
  • 46 receptions for 512 yards
  • 4 receiving touchdowns

Mike Davis

  • 290 rushing yards
  • 4 rushing touchdowns
  • 19 receptions for 155 yards

Kerrith Whyte

  • 65 rushing yards
  • 6 receptions
  • 85 receiving yards

*Trubisky: 365 rushing yards

At first, this was a bit difficult because I had to tone down the overall production of Tarik Cohen. While I don’t think it’s due to lack of talent, I believe Matt Nagy will lean heavily upon his rookie in the back field. Montgomery is an every-down type of back who can handle a decent work load.

The back field will go as Montgomery goes, and therefore the pressure will be taken off of Cohen. Sprinkling in a little bit of Mike Davis here and there will be necessarily, as well, in order to keep Montgomery and Cohen as fresh as possible.

While I like the possibilities Kerrith Whyte brings to the table, I don’t see how the Bears realistically use four backs every single game — especially with the weapons in the receiving core, coming up.