Ted Ginn could also be on the Chicago Bears roster bubble
If we are putting Javon Wims and Ted Ginn in a battle for the final wide receiver roster spot, it means that Ginn is also on the bubble. Ginn is a seasoned veteran who is entering his 14th season. His age has not seemed to slow him down too much though. At the age of 34, he still was able to average 14 yards per catch. He finished with 421 yards and two touchdowns with New Orleans in 2019. Not bad for an “old man”.
Ginn brings a vertical threat that the Bears did not have last season. He is also here to help teach rookie Darnell Mooney who is of similar size and has a similar skill set. His prior production is why I believe he knocks Wims outside the bubble while he stays within it. Mooney is not likely to make a major impact as a rookie, but could hopefully take over the vertical threat role in 2021 after Ginn is shown the door.
As for 2020, Ginn will help spread the defense and keep it honest. This could open things up over the middle too for guys like Anthony Miller or even tight ends Jimmy Graham and Cole Kmet. Allen Robinson will continue to focus on the outside, but having a speedy receiver to help pull the safety to the other side of the field could allow Robinson to see less coverage help over the top too.
If for some reason Mooney lights it up in camp, Ginn could find himself without a job. Not many 35-year-old receivers have shown great success in the NFL. This is why he should be considered a bubble guy even if I think he is almost guaranteed to stick around.