David Montgomery

Chicago Bears 2022 Season Grades: Montgomery, Herbert fueled Bears’ running game

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.

Related News

2023 Senior Bowl

WATCH: Early 2023 Senior Bowl takeaways with a Chicago Bears focus

2023 Senior Bowl

Houston’s Nathaniel Dell makes big impression on Day 1 of 2023 Senior Bowl practices

2023 Senior Bowl

Ohio State’s Dawand Jones shines on Day 1 of 2023 Senior Bowl practices

Chicago Bears free agency

2023 Salary Cap: Here’s how much money the Bears have to spend in free agency