Tarik Cohen Extension Already Looks Terrible

Jason Schandl
Tarik Cohen's contract extension already looks like a bad move from the Chicago Bears.
Tarik Cohen's contract extension already looks like a bad move from the Chicago Bears. / Rey Del Rio/Getty Images

While star wide receiver Allen Robinson appears frustrated by a lack of a contract extension, the Chicago Bears instead turned their focus to running back Tarik Cohen, inking him to a $17-million extension.

One day later, the deal already started to look like a bad move.

Tarik Cohen tends to be a productive part of the Bears' offense, but his role and upside are always going to be limited by the fact that he works predominantly as a receiving back, and the team doesn't even seem all that interesting in getting him involved in the passing game.

Cohen fell from 9 touches on 30 snaps in Week 1 to 6 touches in Week 2. This marked the first time since Week 16 of the 2018 season that he didn't see multiple targets in a game, and his snap share only fell below 32 percent in one game last year.

Both David Montgomery (3 targets) and Cordarrelle Patterson (2 targets) were more involved than Cohen as a receiver in Week 2, and Cohen has only accounted for 4.7 of the team's total targets in 2019.

Cohen may be a skilled receiver, but signing him to an extension while refusing to get him involved in the offense is a head-scratching move from the Bears' front office.

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