Chicago Bears Statistical Breakdown: wide receivers

CINCINNATI, OH - DECEMBER 10: Josh Bellamy /

How did the Chicago Bears stack up statistically at wide receiver

It could very easily be argued that the Chicago Bears receiver group was the worst group on the entire team. They shuffled around and never really found an answer. It started with injuries to Cameron Meredith and Kevin White, and the downfall of the position was on from there.

Kendall Wright led the team in every major statistical category. It is not like he set the world on fire, though. Wright had 59 receptions for 614 yards and a touchdown. That does not put him in the top 40 wide receivers for any of those categories. That is a summation of what the team was dealing with.

Josh Bellamy finished second on the team in receptions, with 24. Right. He had 376 yards and a 46 touchdown reception, the only touchdown haul of this season.

Dontrelle Inman spent seven games with the Chicago Bears. On a per-game basis, he likely would have ended the season as the top pass catcher had he not been acquired at the trade deadline. Still, all he put up in his seven games was 23 receptions for 334 yards and a touchdown. 3.3 receptions for 47.8 yards on a per game basis. That is top receiver stuff for the 2017 Bears.

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Deonte Thompson had 11 receptions for 125 yards and a touchdown in his five games with the Bears. In 11 with the Buffalo Bills, he put up 27 receptions for 430 and a touchdown. 2.2 receptions for 25 yards per game with the Bears. 2.5 receptions for 39 yards in Buffalo. Not ridiculous, but a slight uptick.

Markus Wheaton added three receptions for 46 yards, Tre McBride had eight for 127 and Tanner Gentry had three for 35. White had two for six in his first game, ending the year on the IR. Needless to say, something has to be done here.