10 offseason moves Ryan Poles and the Chicago Bears should make

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5. The Chicago Bears should convert Tarik Cohen into an offensive weapon role

All of this segment depends upon the health of Tarik Cohen. First and foremost, everyone hopes he is healthy. That’s what matters most. Cohen’s ACL injury took much longer to heal than originally anticipated, and he missed the entire 2021 season after he could have originally been scheduled to return early on.

If Cohen comes back healthy for the 2022 season, his job may no longer be the same. The Bears could re-sign Jakeem Grant to handle return duties, while Khalil Herbert has proved to be every bit of a true pro behind David Montgomery.

The Bears are set at running back. Montgomery and Herbert are a legitimate duo. So, where does that leave Cohen?

If you look around the league, “offensive weapons” are becoming more and more popular. Guys like Deebo Samuel and Cordarrelle Patterson have proven to be versatile guys in this type of role, and if Cohen is used correctly, he could be too.

Otherwise, he doesn’t have a role on this offense. Again, the Bears are set at running back and return specialist.