Tight End Mo Alie-Cox could help the Chicago Bears, specifically in the red zone
One position the Bears still can’t get right remains at tight end. For a couple of years now, they have hidden Jesper Horsted on the practice squad. Each time we’ve seen Horsted do incredible things, he’s gone right back to his spot, buried on the roster.
Similarly, the Colts have a guy who receives playing time — but sometimes not enough. Mo Alie-Cox is essentially a big wide receiver playing tight end. Cox stands 6-foot-5 and possesses a ridiculous vertical leap and an enormous catch radius.
At times, you’ll see the Colts use him in the red zone and he’ll go up and grab a touchdown pass with ease, towering over defenders. He’s now a free agent, and a guy the Colts simply don’t use enough. The Bears could benefit by adding Cox to the fold, and using he and Cole Kmet as their top two tight ends.
Of course, that means the Bears continue to fail Horsted — but that’s another story, for another day.
Cox is definitely going to come cheap in free agency, as his numbers don’t warrant a huge check. But, his payoff could be huge as one of the Bears’ top red zone targets.