Devin Hester – Returner
A bonus write-in as the “sixth-man” in my list would have been Charles “Peanut” Tillman Having him play opposite of Kyle Fuller would be a solid combination. Instead, I decided to bring back Devin Hester.
I do not want Hester to be brought back to be the WR1 of this Chicago Bears team. I do not want Hester to play a single snap on offense or defense. All I want him to do is focus on returning kickoffs and punts. I know the team already has a solid kick returner in Cordarrelle Patterson and a decent punt returner in Tarik Cohen. I do not care, I want the greatest returner to ever play in the NFL on my team.
Hester is a Hall of Famer in my opinion. He changed the way the game of football is played by forcing coaches to kick out of bounds on punts or deep through the end zone on kickoffs. With the new kickoff rules, Hester might not make a big impact, but I do see him returning punts effectively.
Not to mention, for anyone who has gone to a Bears game when Hester was returning kicks, as soon as the Soulja Boy “Crank That” (better known as “Superman”) song started blasting through the stadium speakers, it filled Soldier Field with intense energy. I want to feel that once again.
If not one of these five, who would you want to see come out of retirement that could still make an impact on the 2020 roster?