Bears’ backup backs Bush, Bell, Booker boastful


There’s no question in Chicago that Matt Forte is the go-to guy in the backfield. But Forte’s backups think the Bears may have the best backfield depth in the NFL.

“Yeah,” No. 2 running back Michael Bush told the Daily Herald. “It’s loaded all around.”

Behind Bush on the depth chart are Kahlil Bell and Lorenzo Booker. After Forte got hurt last year, Bell turned heads with some big games, including a 121-yard effort against the Packers. He said he believes the backfield in Chicago is solid from top to bottom.

“I think we’re as good as can be,” Bell said. “Any guy can go in there and make plays.”

Forte thinks having guys behind him on the depth chart who can make plays will make him a better running back.

“Like I always said, competition brings success out of everybody,” Forte said. “It’s either going to make you better or you’re going to work harder to try to get better.”

And if Forte’s backups are to be believed, there are a lot of running backs in Chicago ready to make the Bears better.