Reality of Chicago Bears Markus Wheaton situation

CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 24: Jordan Howard
CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 24: Jordan Howard /

Offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains said the Chicago Bears are “trying to find a role” for Markus Wheaton. The reality is the team has already moved on

Among the hundreds of questionable decisions made by this regime, one of the newer ones is the question as to why Josh Bellamy, a special teamer is starting over Markus Wheaton, the supposed big-name offseason acquisition. It is not a good look. When asked, offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains said the team was trying to find a role for him.

The reality of the situation is that the Bears have admitted their mistake, they’ve moved on from Wheaton, and they will go to the well again next season.

The injuries hurt but do not tell the whole story. There is no need to play him. In terms of being a route runner and creating separation, Dontrelle Inman is better. In terms of blocking, Josh Bellamy is better. Markus Wheaton has proven he has no interest in that aspect of the game. And in the slot, Wheaton is better down the field, but Kendall Wright is better in the quick passing game near the line of scrimmage. Mitchell Trubisky has more history with Wright than Wheaton and given that he is a rookie quarterback with a questionable offensive line, this is a no-brainer as well.

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Markus Wheaton is the fourth wide receiver, injuries aside. He is signed on for next season but his dead cap would only be $750,000 thousand and the savings would be $5 million. Another no-brainer. We bid you adieu, Markus Wheaton. We hardly knew you.