Bears' 6 Biggest Priorities After 2024 Minicamp

As the Chicago Bears prepare for training camp, these 6 priorities should be their primary focus
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4. Figure out RB depth

One of the first contract agreements when the legal tampering period opened this offseason was between the Chicago Bears and running back D'Andre Swift. The Georgia product spent the first three seasons of his career in the NFC North as a member of the Detroit Lions. When Detroit selected Jahmyr Gibbs in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft, Swift was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles.

As their featured back, he had the best campaign of his pro career. Swift racked up 1,049 yards and five touchdowns on the ground. He added another touchdown on 39 receptions with 214 yards through the air.

Swift agreed to terms with Chicago on a three-year, $24 million deal making him the unquestioned RB1. Behind him, it's not as clear.

Khalil Herbert, a sixth-round pick in 2021, was the primary starter in 2023. He struggled with injuries, finishing with 611 yards and two touchdowns in 12 games. He has the best resume on the bench but rumors persist that he could be on the way out as they make way for Roschon Johnson to be the No. 2 back.

Johnson was behind Bijan Robinson at Texas but still did enough to get selected in Round 4 this past season. As a rookie, he had 352 yards on the ground and 209 through the air with two touchdowns. Johnson is younger than Herbert and boasts impressive size at 6-foot-0 and 225 pounds.

Whatever the Bears decide to do with their backfield, they need to get it figured out quickly so they can move on to more pressing matters.