Bears Better Hope These 6 Players Don't Get the Franchise Tag

The Chicago Bears have plenty of salary cap space to pursue free agents in the offseason. Hopefully, these six players do not get the franchise tag.

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Michael Pittman Jr.

Pittman Jr. is the other top potential free-agent wide receiver that could be on the market. He caught 109 passes for 1152 yards and four touchdowns.

He has 336 career catches for 3,662 yards and 15 touchdowns. His numbers are very similar to Higgins.

Pittman Jr. is a prime candidate to get the franchise tag because the Indianapolis Colts need a playmaking target for quarterback Anthony Richardson, who will be back for his second season after missing most of his rookie campaign with an injury.

The only possible way he does not get the tag is if the Colts think it is worth guaranteeing they bring back Gardner Mishnew as a security blanket in case Richardson gets hurt. Again, this is a hope exercise.