When the Chicago Bears moved up in the third-round to take running back David Montgomery from Iowa State Sam Acho Jersey , the prevailing thought was that the Bears were getting a perfect fit for the Matt Nagy..." />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesHorizontal - WhiteWindy City GridironWindy City Gridiron - Being who you thought we were since 2005!Log In or Sign UpLog InSign UpFanpostsFanshotsSectionsBearsOddsAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 322 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Latest NewsThe Bears DenNotesXs and OsSuperfansDavid Montgomery ended up with the perfect teamNew,70commentsCDTShareTweetShareShareDavid Montgomery ended up with the perfect teamPhoto by Joe Robbins/Getty ImagesWhen the Chicago Bears moved up in the third-round to take running back David Montgomery from Iowa State, the prevailing thought was that the Bears were getting a perfect fit for the Matt Nagy offense. The player comp most associated with Montgomery was Kareem Hunt, and in 2017 as a third-round pick of the Kansas City Chiefs, Hunt was named to the Pro Bowl in a similar scheme. Nagy’s 2018 Bears’ offense wasn’t able to provide as many looks due to not having a versatile tailback. But now https://www.thebearsfanshop.com/Devin-Hester-Jersey , with both the rookie Montgomery and veteran free agent pick up Mike Davis to go along with the do-it-all Tarik Cohen, the Bears should be able to be less predictable on offense. In a recent ESPN Insider article from Matt Bowen, he takes a look at 15 rookies from the 2019 NFL draft who landed with the perfect teams, and it’s no surprise he talks up the fit Montgomery has in Chicago. Bowen also spotlighted the stat projections from ESPN’s Mike Clay.If Montgomery does have 250 touches, that will still be short of the 270 touches that Jordan Howard had a year ago. I think 215 rushing attempts might be a little high for him as Davis Danny Trevathan Color Rush Jersey , Cohen, Cordarrelle Patterson and fellow rookie Kerrith Whyte Jr. all could factor into the mix in 2019. Regardless, the Bears running back committee will present more options for Nagy and keep defenses guessing. Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton would accept a hypothetical trade to the Chicago Bears, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.Newton is currently on the injured reserve for a Lisfranc fracture in his foot and is considering having surgery. Recovery would reportedly take between eight weeks and three months. The injury was discovered prior to Week 3 of the 2019 season.Newton started the first two games of the year for Carolina before going down for the year, losing in both games. He threw for a combined 563 yards Cody Whitehair Jersey , no touchdowns and one interception with a 55.7 completion percentage. His status on Carolina’s roster has since become expendable due to Kyle Allen’s performance as his replacement, as well as Newton’s hefty price tag.The three-time Pro Bowler and 2015 MVP is currently in the fourth year of a five-year contract extension signed in June of 2015. He is on track to make $19.1 million in 2020 with a cap hit of $21.1 million.The Bears are in dire need of competition at the quarterback position, as Mitchell Trubisky has disappointed in his third year in the league. Currently sitting at 4-5, the team’s plans to compete for a Super Bowl in 2019 have simply not come to fruition. Thus, adding a veteran this offseason to fight for the starting job could be an avenue they could take this offseason.Newton would arguably provide a higher upside than any other realistic option the team could add at quarterback this offseason https://www.thebearsfanshop.com/Jonathan-Bullard-Jersey , and giving him a full offseason to recover from nagging injuries could help him get back to full strength. Plus, the former No. 1 overall pick would likely be their best bet to revive the title window the Bears’ roster is currently built for.At the same time, though, there is risk in such a pricy addition. Newton, who turns 31 in May Akiem Hicks Color Rush Jersey , has struggled mightily with injuries over the past two seasons, and he has not been the same since his shoulder injury suffered midway through 2018. Though he is currently on a deal with one remaining year, he carries a hefty price tag and would prevent the Bears from re-signing other contributors. A hypothetical trade for Newton would also likely cost them one of their second-round pick in the 2020 draft.The Bears would be wise to consider any possible option to improve at quarterback, so Newton could realistically be an option for them in the offseason.
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