Last Sunday’s win over the Detroit Lions came at a big cost for the Chicago Bears. Although they ran all over Detroit, Chicago also lost starting running back David Montgomery late in the game.
This week, it was determined that Montgomery will miss roughly a month or so with a sprained knee. After looking like one of the NFL’s elite running backs through the first four weeks, Montgomery’s loss is going to sting.
Next up in the pecking order for Chicago, though, is former Kansas City Chiefs back Damien Williams. On Sunday, Williams looked great in the work he had, which is a positive sign for the Bears. The team also has rookie Khalil Herbert who ran well in the preseason.
Still, it might not be a bad idea for Chicago to grab additional insurance at the position.
Should the Chicago Bears pursue another running back to help ease the loss of David Montgomery?
In light of the Montgomery news, the Bears decided to bring back Artavis Pierce to go along with Ryan Nall on the practice squad. Before it’s all said and done, one of those guys will be elevated for the game day roster on Sunday against the Las Vegas Raiders.
The problem is, neither one is necessarily a strong option. Of the two, Pierce is actually the better runner, but Nall will likely be the one to get brought up since he’s been here.
If the Bears really wanted to bolster their running back depth and assure they have a formidable trio while Montgomery is out, they could look to acquire another back in one way or another. The following three running backs would make some sense if the Bears wanted to make another move this week.