The Chicago Bears need more help on offense. They need to make Justin Fields their top priority in terms of keys for 2022 and getting him weapons is a big part of it. There are a few nice pieces there now that can help but they have a long way to go.
Unfortunately, they let a good one that they could have had slip away. Justyn Ross was supposed to be a first-round draft pick a few years ago. He is a wide receiver out of Clemson that has the talent to become a very good NFL player.
Ross has the talent and has used it on the football field more than once. He has had standout performances in some of the biggest college football games that one can pay in over the last four seasons. Despite all of this, he went undrafted in the 2022 NFL Draft.
Ross needed to have neck fusion surgery a few years back which is an incredibly dangerous injury. There is definitely a risk to taking someone who had that type of procedure done on that sensitive a body part.
The Chicago Bears should have considered bringing in free agent Justyn Ross.
Even besides that, he has a plethora of other things that he has dealt with in terms of injury. It is hard to pass on a guy like that, despite the injuries, because of how good he was when he was healthy. The problem is that nobody wants to have him go through that again.
Once he made it out of the draft without being selected, however, the Bears could have tried to sign him as an undrafted free agent. Instead, he is going to go to a rather ideal situation with the Kansas City Chiefs. They handle things there much better anyway so that is probably good for him.
If the Bears would have landed him though, he could have really helped them score more points if he stayed on the field. He also would have been a low-risk high-reward signing for Ryan Poles and his staff.
Now he gets to practice and maybe even play on a field with Patrick Mahomes which is certainly nice. He has big-game experience in the college ranks and could really become an impact player at the NFL level. Either way, he will be an easy player to root for from afar.