2. Darnell Mooney
Man - the future looked so bright for Darnell Mooney in Chicago. Teaming up with Fields, fans were daydreaming of the Bears' first ever 4,000-yard passer in franchise history and second ever 1,500-yard receiver (the first being Brandon Marshall in 2012). Alas, that remained a dream.
Mooney was drafted by the Bears in the 5th round of the 2020 draft. After 1,000 yards receiving in the 2021 season, many were ready for a career filled with big numbers like that for Mooney, especially with Fields as the quarterback. Then, it all just came to a halt.
Mooney failed to reach 1,000 yards these past two seasons - combined. It can be blamed on the offensive system and the potential for greatness being behind locked doors. Now, Fields doesn't even know if he'll be the starter in Chicago and Mooney may be gone. What a turn of events.
Here's to hoping Mooney does leave Chicago, but not because he is unwanted. More so, he deserves a system and coaches that will allow him to play his game. He has so much to offer an offense who will use him properly and allow him to flourish as the number 2 or 3 option on a potential contender.