3 Bears That Fans Will Be Happy to See Leave in Free Agency

The Bears will be looking to improve their roster ahead of the 2024-25 season. Here are 3 guys we can expect to not be a part of that process.

Oct 1, 2023; Chicago, Illinois, USA;  Chicago Bears offensive lineman Lucas Patrick (62), offensive
Oct 1, 2023; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Bears offensive lineman Lucas Patrick (62), offensive / Jamie Sabau-USA TODAY Sports
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3. Equanimeous St. Brown

Wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown is another player Getsy brought with him from Green Bay to help Chicago find their way on offense. But in 2 years for the Bears, he has a total of 385 yards and 1 single touchdown.

In comparison, Amari Cooper of the Cleveland Browns had one game this season with 265 yards and 2 touchdowns. The next best to that (in terms of yards) was the Bears' own DJ Moore, who went for 230 yards and 3 touchdowns in primetime against the Commanders.

To be fair, St. Brown was never more than a 4th or 5th option for Getsy and the Packers in Green Bay, but he believed his own system would allow guys like him and Mooney to shine. Plus, with the addition of Moore as the number 1 option at wide receiver going into 2023-24, the thinking was coverages would focus on him and leave St. Brown open for business.

That isn't what happened. The Bears relied on the run and screen plays because the passing game was atrocious. Getsy's system did not work and that means St. Brown did not work. The Bears can move on from him well-knowing he is not a fit in Chicago.

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