2021 NFL Free Agency: 3 reasons the Bears should pursue RB Aaron Jones

Aaron Jones, Packers, Dalvin Cook, Vikings
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2. David Montgomery Is Nowhere Near Jones’ Talent Level

When the Bears decided to take Montgomery with the No. 73 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, they were hoping that he could turn into a full-time starter. In his rookie season, Montgomery showed flashes of big potential. He racked up 889 yards and six touchdowns on 242 carries.

Unfortunately, Montgomery doesn’t bring the kind of playmaking and star power that a guy like Aaron Jones does. Montgomery has an NFL career ahead of him, but the Bears should be looking to upgrade at the position.

Matt Nagy would be ecstatic to have a threat on the ground like the Packers currently have in Jones. Anytime he touches the ball, Jones is capable of taking it to the house.

Chicago’s offense has been stale in recent years. They haven’t had the best passing game, but they can’t rely on the running game. Jones would help fix both of those issues.