10 Bears Who Won't Return Next Season

2024 may be do-or-die for Matt Eberflus and Ryan Poles. Knowing that, they'll make some tough decisions and opt not to bring some guys back to Chicago.

Dec 31, 2023; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields (1) rushes the ball
Dec 31, 2023; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields (1) rushes the ball / Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports
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8. D'Onta Foreman

The Bears offense has been a struggle for as long as many of us can remember. But in the mess that was 2023, the Bears still had the second-best rushing attack in the league. It wasn't going well through the air, but the ground game was pretty strong.

D'Onta Foreman played just nie games for the Bears this past season, but he made his time count. In one game against the Raiders, he had 89 yards on the ground, 2 rushing touchdowns, and a receiving TD. The 27-year-old proved he still has plenty to show in the league.

Foreman has now been in the league for six seasons -- including stops in Houston, Tennessee, Carolina, and Chicago. He has never been the top-guy in the backfields; he is more of a role player. But the way the league is trending, teams are finding their rushing yards by a committee more so than having a star guy (with exceptions, of course).

Running backs are not getting the big contracts we see quarterbacks, receivers, and defensive backs get because we see late-round draft picks sufficing just as much to an offense as top picks. Foreman is a cheap option that can get the job done. He will certainly get a look somewhere to continue his career.