Adam Shaheen, TE
Being a second-round pick in 2017, tight end Adam Shaheen was expected to be a vital part of the Bears’ offense. Unfortunately, the Ashland product hasn’t come close to meeting expectations. In his first three years in the league, Shaheen has totaled only 26 receptions for 249 yards, and four touchdowns.
With the additions of Jimmy Graham, Demetrius Harris, and rookie Cole Kmet (and a host of other tight ends on the roster), the chances of Shaheen making the team this season are slim. On paper, the six-foot-six, 257-pounder looked to be a good fit in the offense. However, his status as a high draft pick doesn’t match this offensive production.
Shaheen struggled with injuries to start his career, but none of them was career-altering. Could the injuries could have set him back developmentally? Maybe. Is it more likely that he just was not worth the second-round pick Ryan Pace used to draft him? More likely.
To most, the “bust” label has already been tagged to Shaheen. If he doesn’t produce in 2020 or doesn’t make the 53-man roster, then that “bust” label will be 100 percent official. In fact, it would probably not shock most if Shaheen never plays another down in the NFL.