He even took a snap out of a Wildcat formation on the Bears’ only other touchdown. Not long after his 46-yard run, Cohen lined up behind center on first-and-goal from the Atlanta 4-yard line. Fellow running back Jordan Howard lined up alongside him, and Glennon lined up out wide along the right side.
Cohen took the snap and handed it to Howard, who ran in for the score. Howard, the Pro Bowl running back entering his second season, rushed for 52 yards on 13 carries.
The biggest question entering Sunday wasn’t Cohen’s ability, but how the Bears would use him.
Glennon targeted Cohen 12 times on Sunday, this after Cohen did not have a single reception in the preseason. Falcons linebacker De’Vondre Campbell said Atlanta knew Cohen showed his pass-catch ability in college.
“We knew what type of player he was,” Campbell said. “We knew he was really shifty, one of those guys that they’d want to get in space. But we didn’t really know how they were going to use him, what to expect.”