After Week Two, it looked liked the Lions might have a dominating rookie on both sides of the football.
Running back Jahvid Best was just coming off a 232-yard, nine-catch effort against the Eagles. Unfortunately for Detroit, he hasn’t topped 100 yards from scrimmage in a game since, largely because of a nagging turf toe injury on both feet.
He probably won’t get a chance to top 100 yards again. Best only played one snap on Thanksgiving, and offensive coordinator Scott Linehan expects Maurice Morris to carry the load Sunday against the Bears, according to the Detroit Free Press.
The Lions don’t seem interested in placing Best on injured reserve yet, but they do seem to be thinking about his future. Best simply isn’t productive right now (3.1 yards-per-carry) and the team would be better off letting his injuries fully heal.