Chicago Bears: Roster issues no one is talking about

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3. Lack of backfield depth?

The future of the Bears backfield is David Montgomery. Then there’s Tarik Cohen who’s viewed as being a do-it-all type of player for head coach Matt Nagy. But the issue is that Cohen regressed in 2019. Then there’s Ryan Nall who seems to be a preseason standout every year but can never show up in the regular season.

The point is that the Bears cannot go into 2020 with just Cohen and Montgomery on the roster. At some point this offseason, they need to explore adding a third running back merely for depth purposes. But how?

There’s no point in adding a running back via free agency because of prices that will be outside of the Bears price range. Additionally, running back is one of the least valuable positions in the NFL in terms of longevity.

It’d be unwise to spend a draft pick on a running back as well. There are bigger needs such as tight end, offensive line, and depth at edge rusher that could be addressed with those same draft picks.

The best thing for the Bears to do is to wait until after the draft and then just sign a few third-string running backs and have them compete in training camp for the final roster spot. This gives the Bears an opportunity to find a low-risk, high-reward type of player.