10 Bears Who Won't Return Next Season

2024 may be do-or-die for Matt Eberflus and Ryan Poles. Knowing that, they'll make some tough decisions and opt not to bring some guys back to Chicago.

Dec 31, 2023; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields (1) rushes the ball
Dec 31, 2023; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields (1) rushes the ball / Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports
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7. Equanimeous St. Brown

Another offensive tool Getsy brought with him from Green Bay was wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown. St. Brown was drafted by the Packers in 2018 out of Notre Dame. He was a role player in Green Bay who played in most games, but did not see much action.

With the move to Chicago, he was hoping Getsy would get him more involved in the offensive gameplan for the Bears. Fields really only had Mooney on the outside and tight end Cole Kmet as legit targets. With St. Brown stepping in, the attack could be more spread out.

Year one in Chicago matched his first campaign in Green Bay and it didn't get much better after that. Before the season started, the Bears traded for wide receiver Moore, moving St. Brown even further down the depth chart.

Although the offense slightly (again, slightly) improved, it had nothing to do with St. Brown. He only dressed and played in seven of the 17 games, catching just 5 passes for 62 yards.

He became obsolete, so it will be no surprise when St. Brown plays elsewhere next year, and the Bears go to the draft or free agent market to add an outside weapon.