Wide receiver will be the most talked about position of the offseason for the Chicago Bears. Everyone wants to find Justin Fields that WR1 and who could blame them?
We have seen what upper echelon receivers can do for young quarterbacks like Jalen Hurts, Josh Allen, Joe Burrow etc.
For everything that Fields showed last year, we still don’t have the full picture of what he is as a passer and a lot of that has to do with his supporting cast.
The Chicago Bears need to give Justin Fields more help
Upgrading his receiving core can help the Bears in their efforts on figuring out what he is and what he isn’t. The problem is that there just aren’t many great options in free agency.
With the WR demand sky rocketing in the last two seasons, teams aren’t letting these valuable pass catchers hit the market for nothing.
Ryan Poles must be willing to take some more swings in the trade market if he wants that coveted WR1. This free agent class could still be useful in adding complimentary pieces.
The Bears current receiving core is not set in stone by any means. Both Chase Claypool and Darnell Mooney are on the last year of their contracts and aren’t guaranteed to be extended.
Considering neither are viewed as a WR1, the Bears could find one of their replacements this off season. A third receiver is also a starter in today’s NFL and this offense currently doesn’t have a viable third option.
All of that being said, I compiled a list that is about adding elements of a receiving core that the Bears don’t have. It’s very unlikely the make any big splashes but there is still value to be had.