Looking at 3 realistic needs amidst Justin Fields’ breakout for the Chicago Bears

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Chicago Bears, Chase Claypool
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3. Wide Receiver is a major need for the Chicago Bears

Yes, the Bears still need more weapons. However, with the play of Fields lately, it’s not looking as pertinent that they take a wide receiver with that all-important first-round pick. With free agent options not particularly impressive in 2023, the Bears will absolutely look at drafting a wideout, but again, the first round is not a necessity here.

After trading for Chase Claypool, the Bears have a legitimate pairing between he and Darnell Mooney. But, the question remains, can either one of them be a true number one wideout?

That might not be a question that needs answering at this point, to be truthful. Quite frankly, this offense is so dedicated to the run, especially now that Getsy is running so many designed runs with Fields, that they might not need that extra-special presence such as an alpha wide receiver.

But, it is never a bad feeling to find yourself amidst a luxury, and that’s exactly where the Bears could find themselves in the second or third round of the draft.

Wide receiver is extremely deep in the 2023 class. Depending on how it unfolds, we could see a mixture of the following available going into Day 2: Tennessee’s Jalin Hyatt, LSU’s Kayshon Boutte, North Carolina’s Josh Downs, Alabama’s Jermaine Burton, or Maryland’s Rakim Jarrett.

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The Bears will be able to come away with another weapon, no doubt. And with the way Fields has been breaking out lately, the offense is only going to be even more scary for the 2023 season.