The Chicago Bears are bringing in a brutal back and the former tight end of an archrival to provide offensive options for quarterback Justin Fields.
According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport’s report on Thursday, the Bears are signing running back D’Onta Foreman, who previously played for the Carolina Panthers, and TE Robert Tonyan, who previously played for the Green Bay Packers, the team’s archrival. The one-year contracts were later made public by the team.
Foreman’s arrangement is for $3 million, per Rapoport.
As a compliment to the returning Khalil Herbert, Foreman will take his place now that David Montgomery has signed with the NFC North rival Detroit Lions. Because Tonyan and Bears offensive coordinator Luke Getsy worked together in Green Bay for three seasons, they should work well together with tight end Cole Kmet in an offense that is familiar to them.
They will complete the story of the Bears providing Fields with offensive weapons.
In 2022, Fields was frequently a one-man band; however, he now has an emerging group of skillful talent around him, which should see D.J. Moore, Chase Claypool, and Darnell Mooney play receiver, Kmet and Tonyan at tight end, Foreman and Herbert at running back, and Kmet and Tonyan at tight end.
In 2020, Tonyan, 28, exploded for 586 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns. However, he missed the remainder of the season due to a torn ACL. In spite of the fact that he may have disappointed fantasy players in 2022, he was still effective with 53 receptions and 470 yards and two touchdowns. He ought to give Fields yet another dependable target with some upside.
Foreman, who is only 26 years old, could be a steal for the Bears. In 2021, Foreman showed some promise with a 566-yard season, but he really came into his own the following year.
Foreman excelled with a full workload after the Panthers traded away Christian McCaffrey. In 17 games (nine beginnings), the hard-charging Foreman posted profession highs of 203 conveys, 914 yards, five scores and 4.5 yards per convey. Foreman’s time in Charlotte came to an end on Wednesday when Carolina signed Miles Sanders, and he now begins a new chapter in Chicago.
General manager Ryan Poles is having a big offseason because he made a splash by trading away the No. in exchange for a number of draft picks and Moore from the Panthers with the first overall pick.
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