The Chicago Bears will have limited resources going into 2019, especially in the draft. This could mean they might be active in free agency.
While the roster is much better off than its been in years, there are some areas they could stand to get better. Particularly on the offensive side of the ball. Though they won’t have a ton of money to throw around, they will have enough to make one or two solid moves to bolster the depth chart. It’s a matter of figuring out some names who might be available that could be on their radar.
Here are five names that might be good fits for the Matt Nagy system they’ve installed. Some might be bigger surprises than others.
Tevin Coleman (RB)
The fate of Jordan Howard beyond 2018 is in shadows now. His inability to get going this season despite a massive decrease in stacked boxes is troubling, to say the least. His style of running just doesn’t seem to mesh with Nagy’s system. This offense demands a back who can make one cut and then get downhill with quickness and speed. They should also have some prowess as a receiver out of the backfield. Neither of those is Howard’s strengths.
Tevin Coleman is a far better fit. He’s already gained experience playing on limited touches in Atlanta and done well in that role. He has good size, quick feet and speed once he gets to the second level. He also doesn’t seem to struggle to catch passes either. In two years under Kyle Shanahan, he had 238 total touches for 1,347 yards and 12 touchdowns. That’s 5.65 yards per touch. One would call that pretty efficient.