The dedicated receivers need to step up and show what they are about.
Last but not least, the wide receivers for the Chicago Bears need to do better. Every receiver not named Allen Robinson. I remember listening to a podcast that stated if Allen Robinson goes over 1000 yards on the season, the Chicago Bears season will be over. That was not a shot at Allen Robinson, and it was just stating how Matt Nagy’s offense is designed to spread the ball out to multiple different weapons.
The next receiver on the list, which was close to Robinson in yards, was Anthony Miller. Miller had 656 yards on 52 catches with 85 targets. As the primary slot receiver, Miller needs to make sure his catch percentage is much higher than 61%.
That is a back-to-back season where Miller caught 61% of his passes. Sure, some of that can be blamed on Mitch Trubisky. However, Gabriel caught 72% of passes that came his way in 2018. That needs to be Anthony Miller if he is playing the slot position.
The Chicago Bears don’t need to be a top 10 passing attack, but they should not be the bottom 10. Between Darnell Mooney, Riley Ridley, and Ted Ginn Jr, someone needs to step up and demand the ball. If Allen Robinson goes down, what would the Chicago Bears do?
The Chicago Bears focused on speed this draft at the wide receiver core. That should help with some explosive catch and run yards. Not everybody needs to catch the ball 100 times. Catching that many passes lead a player to take that many more hits a game anyway.
If The Chicago Bears can get back to spreading the ball out more as they did in 2018 with three targets receiving 90 targets in the season, they will be better off. That will also help move them up the list on bleacher reports pass-catching rankings at the end of the season.