Bears lining Tarik Cohen up at ‘every position’
The Chicago Bears have done a solid job of adding some firepower to their offense this offseason. However, it appears head coach Matt Nagy already has big plans for one of Chicago’s key weapons from last season.
Running back Tarik Cohen has expressed how excited he is to be utilized this year. Cohen said during an appearance on the Jim Rome Show that Nagy has experimented with him at a number of positions on offense in practice.
“I feel like if I could kick the football, he’d also want me to kick the football, too,” Cohen quipped. “It just goes to show how many places he has me at. I’ve been everywhere. I’ve been at every position. It’s crazy.”
This is good news for Cohen. The pint-sized playmaker established himself as an explosive component of this offense. Unfortunately, his role was tempered by workhorse running back Jordan Howard. Cohen took 87 rushes for 370 yards and two touchdowns while tacking on 53 receptions for 353 yards and a touchdown. He also made perhaps his most significant contribution on special teams. However, Cohen is confident about his Nagy’s ability to get him involved in the 2018 NFL season.
The Bears’ new head coach has had some experience with utilizing electrifying players in the offense. Nagy did as much for wide receiver Tyreek Hill when he was the offensive coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs. Considering Howard’s status as a bonafide workhorse back, Cohen will need to line up wherever he can if he is going to get any touches.