May 14, 2013; Lake Forest, IL, USA; Chicago Bears wide receiver Marquess Wilson (10) during organized team activities at Halas Hall. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Marquess Wilson Has A Fan In Brandon Marshall


After Earl Bennett refused to take a cut in pay back in mid-March, the Chicago Bears released him. That opened up a spot for the third receiver role. Many feel that second year man Marquess Wilson will fill that spot.

Head Coach Marc Trestman would only say that Wilson would get a chance to compete for the spot. Teammate Brandon Marshall went on the record, expecting big things from Wilson.

Speaking to, Marshall raved about Wilson. “He came down and trained with us the whole offseason. We’re really looking for him to do some big things. This guy, he’s probably the steal of the draft last year. I’m going to say that. He came in, he put in the work, he looks like a body builder. Fast, strong, explosive. I’m looking forward to seeing him in OTAs.”

Adding the 6’4″ Wilson would give the Bears the biggest receiving corps in the NFL. Marshall and Alshon Jeffrey also measure 6’4″, and tight end Martellus Bennett comes in at 6’6″. If Wilson is able to play as well as Marshall expects that would cause opposing defenses fits in trying compete with that height.

If anyone can help a receiver reach great heights it’s Marshall. He mentored Alshon Jeffery after his rookie season, taking him down to his training facility in Florida. Jeffery was able to make his body more solid, learned some tricks of the receiver trade, and had an incredible season. He had 89 catches for 1421 yards, 7 touchdowns, and some ridiculous catches.

After the accomplishments of Jeffery, a host of Bears players went to Florida this offseason, including Wilson. They are hoping some of that magic in Florida rubs off on them.

Wilson will have some competition for the third receiver’s spot. The Bears have Domenik Hixon, Josh Morgan, Chris Williams, and Eric Weems on the roster, in addition to Wilson.

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  • Wisdom Speaks

    Carlos, all the Bears receivers aren’t 6’4 only Marshal is, Jeffery is 6’2 4/8 and Wilson is 6’2 5/8. I can understand the desire to list these guys as 6’3 but I don’t get the 6’4 height for Wilson and Jeffrey. Let’s try to keep it real.

  • Noel Padilla Sr.

    Wisdom Speaks, unless you measured them your self it’s pretty clear that the figures came from what is available to the public. You may have a source that measures these guys to the 1/16 of an inch, but you don’t know is when those measurements were taken. It’s a fact that you are taller in the morning than after standing all day and also hydration comes into play as well. By the way 4/8 is 1/2, just keeping it real.

  • Folt

    I’m not sure if I’m smarter or dumber after these last two posts. Let just, for sake of peace , say the bears wide receivers are tall. More importantly than that they are good. A few years ago I would never of thought Brandon Marshall would be the positive role model he is today. Good for you Brandon, and thanks for making the bears even better.

  • Jon feigenbaum

    I have always thought that the Bears got really lucky, being able to draft Wilson. I didn’t think he’d last beyond round 4. His “personal problems” at school, made his “stock drop”