With Percy Harvin being traded to the Seahawks today, and Anquan Boldin being traded to the 49ers, it was making me think about free agency and the Bears. Actually, I haven’t stopped thinking about free agency and the Bears since the end of last season.
I think that the Bears top priority should be signing wideout Mike Wallace. Wallace is one of the fastest wide receivers in the NFL. According to Pro-Football-Reference.com, from 2009-2012 Wallace has ranked 4th in yards per reception among active players. He is a legitimate, experienced downfield threat.
I know, everyone is going to say sign a left tackle. How about signing a guard? Yeah, those are good, but the Bears needs are not just with the offensive line. The Bears have been missing a valuable piece to the wide receiver puzzle ever since Johnny Knox went down with an injury, and Johnny Knox was exactly what Mike Wallace is.
Think about how the 28th ranked offense from last year will look with a completed wide receiver core with legitimate threats. The Seahawks obviously thought it was important to add a downfield threat, only they are getting a more versatile player with Harvin. The Bears only need a player who can stretch the field.
I think that the offensive line can be upgraded with tier 2 guys and the draft. With the new coaching staff, I think it is much more important to sign a proven, speedy wide receiver to complete the puzzle. What do you think Bears fans?