3 Best Wide Receiver Fits for the Bears in 2024 Free Agency

The wide receiver free agency class is absolutely loaded this year. With the money the Bears have who should they be targeting?

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. (11) runs the ball Sunday, Dec. 3, 2023, during
Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. (11) runs the ball Sunday, Dec. 3, 2023, during / Robert Scheer/IndyStar / USA TODAY
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2. Mike Evans

There’s been a lot of talk about the Bears drafting a wide receiver, and rightfully so with the talent that's out there. If they do go that route then Mike Evans would be the perfect option.

Evans has just about as good of a track record as any receiver in the class. In his nine seasons in Tampa, he’s put up over 1,000 yards in every single one. At 6’5 and 231 pounds, he’s shown time and time again that he can go up and get it against any corner in the league -- which is exactly what the Bears lack at the position.

His old age is a downside in signing him, but the talent is still there, and having a future Hall of Famer in the locker room to help grow your young wide receivers is extra value Evans brings that others can’t.

3. Curtis Samuel

Curtis Samuel is a guy that has flown under a lot of people’s radar despite proving to be a supporting wide receiver throughout his career. In his time in Washington, he had the second-most receiving yards, only behind Terry McLaurin, and since 2018 he’s been top three in receiving touchdowns on every team he’s played with.

Another thing to add is that Samuel played in Carolina with current DJ Moore, and they had a ton of success together as a tandem. Moore and Samuel developed quite a friendship during their time in Carolina, which would make it an easier transition when it comes to the two working together on and off the field.

Although Samuel is smaller (5’11, 195 pounds), if the Bears go and get a bigger receiver in the draft to fill their jump ball needs, then a Moore and Samuel reunion in Chicago would be dangerous.

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