Chicago Bears Roster: 5 positions which improved in 2021

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Chicago Bears Roster: Running back improved in 2021

Last year, the Bears were looking at potentially rolling Cordarrelle Patterson out there as their Week 1 starter if David Montgomery missed the game. Behind Patterson, the Bears had Tarik Cohen and guys like Ryan Nall and Artavis Pierce at times. Truthfully, the Bears did not have a prototypical backup running back behind Montgomery.

Now, the Bears enter the 2021 season with three capable running backs who can all run between the tackles.

Damien Williams comes to Chicago as a legitimate backup who will also provide some speed in certain situations. Having been a big part of the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl team a couple years ago, Williams knows what it takes to play well and succeed in this league.

Williams opted out of last season, but looks as though he never missed a beat. He’s a proven veteran who the Bears could count on if Montgomery ever went down.

Rookie Khalil Herbert will do a lot of his damage as the team’s primary kick returner, but he also showed that he can run the football during the preseason. Herbert is not a one-trick pony. If he’s able to get some run on offense at times, he might just surprise.