No. 2: RB Trestan Ebner
Trestan Ebner didn’t exactly drop jaws against Kansas City, but his versatility showed. Not to mention, he scored a touchdown and looked good doing it, playing in the west coast zone system that allows him to use his versatility and help out his quarterback. Again, what matters is Justin Fields’ development, folks. Ebner can help that, and with the way he looked against the Chiefs, there’s more to this.
Given how the Bears are going to rely on their running game a lot this year, Ebner looks like he could slide into the role of the third running back behind David Montgomery and Khalil Herbert. Moreover, he may be put in plays where his pass-catching ability could be used to pick up short gains and gain a fresh set of downs. It’s not a stat popper, but it’s good enough to show that the Bears may have found something inside of him that most teams didn’t. Kudos.