Chicago Bears: Predicting the wide receiver corps for 2021
By Cody Young
The Chicago Bears may have some work to do for next year’s WR room
It’s all but official that star receiver, Allen Robinson will not be a part of the Chicago Bears beyond 2020. With the lack of a contract extension, as well as poor play around him, it’s looking clearer the more time that passes that he will find himself on a new team next season.
Robinson is a stud wide receiver and a true number one, and the Bears will have to somehow find a way to replace his production. Truth be told, the Bears have very little money going into next year and may have to make some salary cuts to save where they can.
The Chicago Bears as a whole may look quite different next year and the receiving room could be no different. So let’s start an early prediction on who may be on the team next year at the position, starting off with a familiar face.
This is probably the most obvious of any other player on this list. The Bears just drafted Darnell Mooney in 2020 and the rookie has put together a very quality season to build upon. Mooney posses fantastic speed and is someone I think is a very underrated route-runner.
His numbers on paper may not be the sexiest looking stat line out there but with better QB play, I would look for Darnell to possibly take that next step in becoming a true receiving threat. I don’t know if he will be the Bears’ number one receiver in 2021 bur he certainly will have a place on the squad.