18 days until Chicago Bears 2017 season kicks off: Daniel Braverman profile

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 11: Daniel Braverman
DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 11: Daniel Braverman /

The Bear Goggles On Countdown to Kickoff series is now underway. With 18 days to go until the Bears season kicks off, we will highlight wide receiver, Daniel Braverman.

2016 Review

Daniel Braverman was an undrafted free agent out of Western Michigan in 2016. He signed with the Bears, caught on during camp and found himself on the practice squad for the majority of the season. Braverman did find his way onto the active roster by the end of the year thanks to the team’s depth. Braverman was active for three games, but he did not see the field much. He played just 17 snaps last season and did not record a single catch.

2017 Outlook

Braverman is likely on the path to the practice squad again in 2017. With the team signing Markus Wheaton, Victor Cruz, and Kendall Wright, the writing has been on the wall for Braverman and what his 2017 destiny is. Sure, Wheaton is hurt, but there is an avalanche of players for Braverman to pass to find himself a roster spot. He is a prime candidate for the practice squad again, and 2018 very well could be his season.

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Future with the Bears

There is still long term hope for Braverman. He is crafty, and the longer they can keep him under team control, the more they can put their spin on his play. He could make the roster in 2018, be signed on for 2019, and would have two years to prove why he deserves an extension. Wright, Cruz, and Wheaton are all just as questionable in terms of team status in the long term. There is a chance that Braverman outlasts those three players he was demoted over.