Top 5 Chicago Bears nobody talks about

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Chicago Bears, Riley Ridley
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3. Riley Ridley, WR

Riley Ridley hasn’t proven himself as a Chicago Bear quite yet. In fact, he barely saw any action in his first season in the NFL. As a fourth-round pick, he wouldn’t be expected to see much more of the field than he did.

That being said, given his extremely limited role, he played well when he stepped into an injury-ridden Chicago offense late in the season. He wouldn’t catch his first career pass until week 14 against the Dallas Cowboys. This would be the first of six catches for 69 yards that he’d finish up the season with. This included a performance in the final week of the season where he’d rack up three of those receptions for 54 yards.

Going into 2020, he’ll be looking for an expanded role on this young offense. Bears wide receivers coach Mike Furrey stated that he thinks Ridley will see more improvement than any other guy in the WR room this coming season. He noted the young receiver’s late-season production and pointed to his attitude, desire, and passion as reasons why he believes Ridley will take a step forward.

Keep Ridley on your radar in 2020, as the Bears will be looking for a guy to step up behind Allen Robinson, Anthony Miller, and an aging Ted Ginn.