4 risky wide receivers the Chicago Bears could get cheaper now

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JuJu Smith-Schuster would come at a discount for the Chicago Bears

Lastly, JuJu Smith-Schuster is an option for the Bears in free agency. He will be coming off a shoulder injury suffered over two months ago, and unlike those with an ACL injury, he should be fine for offseason workouts.

Smith-Schuster is an ideal slot receiver, standing 6-foot-1 with good size overall. Back in 2018, Smith-Schuster caught 111 passes for 1,426 yards and seven touchdowns. As it appeared he was on the brink of breaking out, things fell apart.

In the past three seasons since, Smith-Schuster has barely topped that singe season’s receiving totals. He’s amassed 1,512 yards in the last three seasons combined.

The biggest issue with Smith-Schuster isn’t whether or not he’s talented or could produce. Most would agree he’s still a talented receiver and worthy of, at minimum, a no. 2 role. The problem is with his immaturity and attitude.

If he signed in Chicago, everyone would immediately wonder whether or not he would be able to keep his mind focused on football and not social media or which dance he will do on the next opponent’s logo.

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Smith-Schuster would actually be the perfect security blanket for Fields in the intermediate areas of the field. Since his productivity has dipped in recent years, getting him at a nice discount would certainly help.