Marquess Wilson had great hopes for this season. He was the leading candidate to win the Chicago Bears’ third wide receiver spot. He worked out with Alshon Jeffery, Brandon Marshall and Jay Cutler. He was ready for a breakout season.
Then he got injured. He broke his collarbone and needed to have surgery. The Bears have not said anything officially about when he will be back. We learned unofficially, however.
USA Today reported that Wilson will be out 12-14 weeks after the August 5th surgery. That means the earliest he will be ready will be after the bye week on November 2nd. That is eight missed games.
Wilson broke his collarbone in three places, so I am not sure if he will take the minimum amount of time in recovery.
The Bears would need to decide if it is worth waiting for Wilson this season and putting him on injured reserve with a designation of return, or just put him on regular injured reserve and try again next season.
The 6-4, 185 pound Wilson caught two passes for 13 yards in his rookie season. He was drafted in the seventh round out of Washington State in 2013.