Chicago Bears: Closing remarks for disappointing 2019 season

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5. The lack of receiving depth (WRs and TE)

Besides Allen Robinson, everyone who is eligible to catch the ball for the Bears didn’t play up to their abilities. The beginning of the problem starts with the tight end position. The Bears don’t have a go-to tight end. The teams that are successful have those go-to tight ends.

Trey Burton is not and never will be the answer. Burton is hurt way too often and makes too many mistakes to be the top tight end. The fact that the Bears went out and paid a backup tight end so much money in 2018 was crazy. Burton will probably be back in 2020 but they could go by without him.

J.P. Holtz is more valuable to the team than Burton is. At least Holtz plays and is growing as a player. He isn’t going to be a number one tight end either. If there is someone on the board that the team likes in the second round, they should go for it. If, they need to find a big-strong tight end in the offseason. There are no excuses for not having a solid tight end.

The Bears led the NFL in dropped passes. Anthony Miller had a regressed season and didn’t play to his full potential. Miller still can be a solid player but won’t be their number one. He didn’t play as well as people expected him to do this season. Miller did play injured though. I think a healthy Miller can be a solid player.

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Taylor Gabriel is a good player but isn’t a number two. He dropped a lot of passes he should have caught in 2019. Gabriel also suffered many injuries and missed a lot of time. I can’t hold that against a player. No player ever wants to be injured. They just need a solid number two who is more reliable.

Tarik Cohen started off the season against Green Bay with a drop on a swing pass. That should have been a sign of what to expect. Either way, he was missed used. Cohen is a guy that should be used on touch passes, reverses, screens, and swing passes. Matt Nagy hasn’t used him to his full potential.

The way to fix this offensive passing struggles is to bring in another top wide receiver. Robinson is great and we all love him. That doesn’t mean the team should be complacent. The Bears have to add a receiver who can make a difference in one play. A go-to quick play receiver. The Bears offense took too long to score this season. Every team needs its quick play receiver who can help the team score quick.