Chicago Bears running back Tarik Cohen has quarantined himself like a whole lot of other people during the country’s current situation. And on Saturday, he provided us with a rather, uh, strange update on Twitter:
Um, alright then.
Let’s just assume Cohen is hitting the weights extra hard to avoid going down any weird roads.
Cohen is coming off of a disappointing 2019 campaign in which he played every game and rushed for 213 yards while averaging 3.3 yards per carry. He also caught 79 passes for 456 yards and three touchdowns.
The 24-year-old, who played his collegiate football at North Carolina A&T, was originally selected by the Bears in the fourth round (119th pick overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft.
He appeared in every contest during his rookie year, totaling 370 yards and a couple of scores on the ground. On top of that, Cohen snared 53 balls for 353 yards and a touchdown. He also added a punt return score.
The following year, Cohen broke out, registering 444 yards while reaching the end zone three times as a rusher. In addition, he hauled in 79 receptions for 725 yards and five touchdowns and led the NFL with 411 punt return yards. As a result of his versatile production, Cohen made the Pro Bowl and earned a First-Team All-Pro selection.
Of course, Cohen was just one of many disappointing aspects of the Bears in 2019.
Expected to contend for a Super Bowl, Chicago went just 8-8 and missed the playoffs entirely. The Bears’ lack of success led to the club making a change at quarterback this offseason, as they traded for Nick Foles earlier this week. Foles could supplant Mitchell Trubisky under center.