Not sure if you’ve seen this picture of Bears quarterback Jay Cutler and disgruntled Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco hanging out during a recent fashion show in which Cutler’s fiance Kristin Cavallari was modeling. Seeing this odd couple hanging out begs the question – is Ochocinco angling to come to the Bears to fill the need for a #1 wide receiver?
Ochocinco has made it clear that he wants out of Cinci. Cutler has not been as clear in asking for a new target, but if you read between the lines, we all know Jay wants a big “go up and get it” kind of receiver.
I’ve never been a huge Ochocinco fan, for reasons and plain as his new last name and his bombastic, over the top touchdown celebrations. Thee points in favor of Chad coming to the Bears after the jump:
1. He would be a heck of a red zone target for the Bears, an area of the passing game in biggest need of help.
2. His antics would take focus off of Cutler. Since he arrived in Chicago, Jay’s been the media’s point of emphasis on the Bears. By putting a character like Ochocinco out there, it would draw attention away from Cutty, sort of like a rodeo clown.
3. Ocho’s on and off the field antics would make my job writing about the Bears a helluva lot easier. (Yes, I’m selfish.)
Would Ochocinco help or hurt the Bears? Do you want him (assuming the Bears are too cheap to go get one of the top free agent targets)? Where do you rank Chad compared to other WR’s hitting the market? Hit it up in the Comments and…