NFC Pro Bowl Watch: Running Backs

LeSean McCoy is the engine to a high-octane offense that might open things up even more for him by stretching the field. He’s the absolute best this season when it comes to breaking tackles and making highlights.

The sharpest tool in Chicago’s shed is Matt Forte,  just as important of a receiver as he is a ball-carrier. Everything revolves around him as it should and he’s even stepped up after Jay Cutler went down.

Marshawn Lynch flips the switch to beast mode once a week, coming to a town near you. This man is extremely challenging to tackle, especially since he seeks to hit defenders and take gang tackles on for fun.

On the cusp:

Reigning MVP Adrian Peterson is still the premiere back in the NFL and means everything to his team which is rare in today’s passing league. Right now he’s just a notch below the top trio because he’s layed the ball down a few times, expect this man to go on a tear the last half of the season.

Quietly, Alfred Morris has been an elite back the last year and a half. He has the patience and vision to allows his blockers to earn their money before hitting the hole. If he improves in his catching and pass blocking, defenses would never get off the field.

Reggie Bush has really come into his own, playing at a level comparable to Forte, slightly behind that production. His elusiveness as a receiver is well-known, now his consistency out of the backfield has given his team the dynamic threat they never had.