1. Cameron Meredith, WR
Oh yeah, that’s right, good ole Cameron Meredith. Meredith, of course, tore his ACL in week three of the preseason and that injury delivered a devastating blow to the Chicago Bears wide receivers. After nine games of the regular season, it’s pretty clear that WR is a position of need and one that needs to be addressed in the offseason.
The first thing Ryan Pace needs to do is make sure Cameron Meredith is back. Based on the fact that Meredith has only really had 8 good to great games in his entire career and is coming off a significant knee injury (and is a restricted free agent), he shouldn’t have that much of a market.
That’s a good thing for Pace and company. Not that an injury is ever a good thing, but since the injury has happened, the Bears should at least take advantage and sign Meredith to a 2 or 3-year contract at a reasonable cost.
Forget Kevin White, there’s no reason to even consider him a legitimate WR, even if he’s on the roster. If the Bears can enter 2018 with Cameron Meredith, Dontrelle Inman, Markus Wheaton, Tre McBride, a major free agent signing and a rookie drafted in the middle rounds, that would significantly upgrade what is clearly the worst position on the roster.