5'9'' / 212 lbs
Gets competition via draft
Herbert is expected to compete with D'Onta Foreman and 2023 fourth-round draft choice Roschon Johnson for backfield duties, Adam Jahns of The Athletic reports.
Going into the preseason, Foreman may have the edge for leading the Bears on early downs due to his size and past NFL success. Herbert had been looking like the clear No. 2 until the team drafted Johnson. Scout John Syty spoke glowingly about Johnson's leadership, intangibles and value on special teams. Although Herbert still should be the favorite to start the season as the backup running back, Johnson may have an opportunity to push Herbert for snaps.
Fantasy Points by Week 2022
Weekly Stats 2022
|Fantasy Points||Betting||Rushing Stats||Receiving Stats|
|1 SF||Outdoor 67°||11.3||11th||1.13||6.0||38.5||9||45||5.0||1||29%||2||0||0||1||-2||0||24%|
|2 @GB||Outdoor 73°||5.1||18th||1.02||10.0||42.5||4||38||9.5||0||13%||1||1||0||1||3||0||15%|
|3 HOU||Outdoor 65°||30.9||1st||1.40||-3.0||40.5||20||157||7.9||2||53%||6||1||1||2||12||0||50%|
|4 @NYG||Outdoor 59°||11.1||10th||0.56||3.0||39.5||19||77||4.1||0||31%||2||0||0||1||24||0||59%|
|5 @MIN||Dome 57°||1.1||25th||0.28||8.5||43.5||4||11||2.8||0||36%||0||0||0||0||0||0||17%|
|6 WAS||Outdoor 48°||7.4||10th||1.06||2.0||38.5||7||74||10.6||0||93%||1||1||1||0||0||0||19%|
|7 @NE||Outdoor 56°||15.7||8th||1.21||8.5||39.5||12||62||5.2||0||48%||2||0||0||1||25||1||27%|
|8 @DAL||Dome 64°||15.9||8th||0.99||10.0||42.5||16||99||6.2||1||22%||3||1||0||0||0||0||37%|
|9 MIA||Outdoor 58°||2.3||17th||0.33||4.0||44.5||7||23||3.3||0||74%||0||0||0||0||0||0||18%|
|10 DET||Outdoor 34°||5.7||12th||0.57||-3.0||48.5||10||57||5.7||0||42%||2||0||0||0||0||0||29%|
|16 BUF||Outdoor 7°||2.3||26th||0.29||8.0||40.5||6||7||1.2||0||86%||0||0||0||2||-4||0||21%|
|17 @DET||Dome 38°||3.1||18th||0.62||4.0||51.5||5||31||6.2||0||58%||1||0||0||0||0||0||23%|
|18 MIN||Outdoor 32°||5.9||16th||0.54||6.5||44.5||10||50||5.0||0||24%||2||0||0||1||-1||0||46%|
Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022
|Fantasy Points||Rushing Averages||Receiving Averages|
Career Stats by Season: 2021 to 2022
|Fantasy Points||Rushing Stats||Receiving Stats|
Herbert is likely to be in a running back committee after the Bears signed D'Onta Foreman in free agency Thursday,
Before Foreman was signed, Travis Homer and Trestan Ebner were the only other running backs on the Bears' roster. Last year, Herbert rushed for 5.7 yards per carry, but he averaged 10 rushing attempts per game while David Montgomery averaged 12.5 carries. It's unclear whether Herbert or Foreman will be the lead back, but with Foreman weighing 235 pounds, he would seem the more likely candidate for early down and goal-line work. However, nothing is certain at this point except Herbert now has serious competition for work.
Strong rushing totals in 2022
Herbert rushed 10 times for 50 yards in the Bears' 29-13 loss to the Vikings in Week 18 , and he ended the season with 129 carries for 731 yards and four touchdowns along with nine receptions, 57 yards and another score over 13 games played.
Herbert was beginning to see his role in the offense increase beginning in Week 7 before he suffered a hip injury that caused him to miss four games beginning in Week 10. Upon his return, he was back to seeing a smaller number of touches that reflected his early-season usage. After rushing for 4.2 yards per carry in 2021, he was over a full yard per carry better this year, and he often looked to be a superior runner over lead back David Montgomery. With Montgomery set to hit free agency, Herbert, who's inked through 2024, may move right into the lead-back role for 2023 if his teammate isn't re-signed.
Limited role in loss
Herbert rushed five times for 31 yards in the Bears' 41-10 loss to the Lions on Sunday.
In a game during which Chicago ran just 43 offensive plays, the team had just 11 rushing attempts to split between Herbert and David Montgomery. In the Week 18 finale against the Vikings, Herbert will likely remain in a backup role to Montgomery, which will result in an uncertain workload.