Chicago Bears: Why Trubisky is set to breakout in 2019

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3. A revamped running back room

In 2018, the Bears main running back was Jordan Howard while Tarik Cohen was placed all over the field. Unfortunately, Howard was shipped out this offseason due to the fact that he wasn’t a fit inside Matt Nagy’s offense. However, the Bears replaced Howard with David Montgomery and Mike Davis, two players who are perfect fits inside Matt Nagy’s offense.

With two guys now that can execute every play in Nagy’s offense perfectly, Trubisky can rely on his running backs to consistently move the chains for him and pick up valuable yards when needed. This wasn’t the case in 2018 as Howard averaged a career-low 3.7 yards per carry.

While the Bears are expected to have a balanced offense, having Montgomery and Davis will allow for Trubisky to solely make plays when the Bears need him too. Between Cohen, Montgomery, and Davis, all three players bring versatile skillsets that will benefit Trubisky in 2019.

Cohen brings versatility and speed. He’s a player that can be used on jet sweeps or be placed in the slot and be an effective receiving option. Montgomery on the other hand, lacks breakaway speed but possesses the vision, toughness, and overall skillset to be a workhorse running back in the NFL.

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Overall, while most view having a three-headed monster at running back doesn’t seem like it will impact Trubisky too much, running back is the one position that could help the entire Bears offense take the next step.