The Chicago Bears have strengthened their running backs group through the first wave of free agency. Following the departure of David Montgomery, Chicago added two new faces in D’Onta Foreman and Travis Homer to join Khalil Herbert.
Herbert is coming off an impressive first season in Luke Gatsey’s offense, where he rushed for 731 yards and averaged 5.7 yards per carry, the most among qualifying running backs in the NFL in 2022.
And while it looks like Herbert is poised to take on a bigger role once Montgomery departs, Foreman is coming to the Bears with the mindset that he’s “going to be the guy.”
“I really can’t speak enough about the coaches and their planning,” Foreman said via NFL.com. “I came here to try to be the man. If I don’t come here with that mindset, I’m doing myself a disservice. I think I’ll be a disservice to the team. With all due respect, humble trust, I will make this Not trying to seem like anything other than what it really is. Just having confidence in myself and feeling like I can come in and be the man. And be a guy too The one people trust, and I can help us win. I’m not here to sit behind anybody.”
Chicago is once again running from the committee approach, which worked well last season. The Bears had the best rushing offense in the NFL for most of the year, where Montgomery, Herbert and quarterback Justin Fields all split the load.
Now, it certainly appears that Chicago has three solid running backs to use, as well as the NFL’s most dangerous rushing quarterback in Fields.