In this series on Bears Talk, we’ll be grading the Chicago Bears’ 2022 season, position by position. We’ve already covered quarterback, and now it’s time to dive into how the Bears’ running backs performed in what ended up a record-setting season on the ground for Chicago.
Justin Fields had a lot to do with that production. He led the Bears in rushing with 1,143 yards. David Montgomery led all running backs with 803 yards, while Khalil Herbert, who missed four games with a hip injury, was third with 731 yards.
Fields won’t be a 1,000-yard rusher every season. At least, he can’t be if the Chicago Bears want him to enjoy a long and productive career. And while the combination of Montgomery and Herbert totaled more than 1,500 rushing yards, neither provided the Bears with a true bell cow throughout the season.
Let’s check out how each running back performed in 2022.