The Chicago Bears definitely could use some more help with their run game and Devonta Freeman is an option via free agency right now.
The Chicago Bears had a lot of issues in 2019 and they still managed to go 8-8. It felt like 4-12 because of the expectations that were on them going into that season but the defense carried while the offense was straight-up bad. The quarterback play was lousy which led to the offense being well below average. One key to it getting better, beyond the quarterback, is the running game.
They need the quarterback, be it Mitchell Trubisky or Nick Foles, to be better to help the running game. They also need the offensive line to be much improved. It is extremely important that this team improves their running game otherwise things are going to be more of the same with the offense. You can only improve so much of your passing game if your offense can’t ever become a two-way threat.
David Montgomery, Cordarrelle Patterson, and Tarik Cohen handled the rushing attack in 2019. Well, it is okay to see Montgomery there because the Bears used a third-round pick to get him. Cohen is nice for special plays and Patterson will occasionally be lined up as a back. They are in big trouble if a guy like Montgomery was injured. The jury is still out on whether or not he is the answer at the position but that doesn’t mean they don’t need him.
Of course, they can look to free agency to help with this problem. Devonta Freeman is a very good running back that is just sitting there on the free-agent list. The Atlanta Falcons aren’t bringing him back so it would be a good idea for the Chicago Bears to bring him in for these three reasons: