Bears Beat: Jeremy Langford's role will increase when Matt Forte returns

ESPN - [Full Article]

Jeremy Langford had been waiting for this moment.

“All my life. Especially on Monday Night Football, like this,” the rookie said after helping lead the Chicago Bears to a 22-19 win over the San Diego Chargers.

“I said last week that we were in good hands with Jeremy. ... I was right,” Bears tight end Martellus Bennett said.

The team is clearly confident in Langford. He is the heir apparent to Forte, who may not return for several weeks and becomes a free agent after the season. Even when Forte does come back, the expectation is for Langford to enjoy an increased role.

Fantasy Impact: 

Matt Forte's knee injury opened the door for the Bears to feature Langford -- the club’s 2015 fourth-round draft choice -- in the backfield. Even though Ka’Deem Carey technically started the game, Langford played the majority of the snaps, finishing with 142 all-purpose yards, one touchdown and a two-point conversion. Even when Forte returns, it only makes sense the Bears continue to see what they have in Langford, which doesn't appear to be good news for Forte owners.

Filed Under: 2015, W10

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