Thomas Jones and the Chicago Bears: A (Re)Match Made in Heaven?

March 3, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Chicago Bears have been linked to several prominent free agents this offseason, including a few big-name running backs.
However, the best possible free agent running back that the Chicago Bears need to be pursuing is not Brian Westbrook, or LT, or even Darren Sproles.
The Bears' best option is actually a former Bear...Thomas Jones, who will be released by the New York Jets as free agency begins on Friday, March 5.
Before everyone calls me crazy, hear me out.
First off, in regards to the other options...
Westbrook is a good player. He still has some explosiveness and quick moves, but his concussion problem is something that should steer Chicago away from him.
Tomlinson has fallen off. There is generally a rule of thumb with running backs that once they start declining, generally that decline is steep. He would still be a solid option for a change of pace back or for veteran leadership, but his price tag might be a little too high for his recent lack o...

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