5 Chicago Bears You Think Suck, But They Don’t
5. Josh Bellamy, WR
There is probably nobody on the Bears that catches more grief than Josh Bellamy. Last season, Bellamy ended up playing a lot of snaps at wide receiver thanks to the boatload of injuries that the team suffered. When you play wide receiver, you are expected to catch passes, but here’s the problem- Bellamy can’t. A wide receiver who can’t catch? He must suck. But Josh Bellamy doesn’t.
Bellamy is not a good wide receiver, but he’s almost playing out of position at WR. Bellamy is a very good special teams player. Bellamy has the ability to get downfield and down punts inside the 5, navigates traffic and gets to the returner as well as anyone in the league and can anticipate plays before they develop to make sure he’s in the right place to make the stop.
As long as Bellamy is playing special teams and not playing offense, he is an asset to the team. Bellamy, alongside Sherrick McManis are the best special teams players on the roster. If the Bears have enough depth at WR so Bellamy can focus on ST, he is well worth a spot on the 53.