Chicago Bears: Predicting the wide receiver corps for 2021

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Chicago Bears, Breshad Perriman
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The Chicago Bears could use a veteran presence in this WR room

Breshad Perriman

This may not be the sexiest name out there but realistically, the Chicago Bears probably won’t be working with any big-name free-agents next season. Breshad Perriman is currently on the Jets where he is being wasted away, similar to a lot of players on that team.

He’s putting up a relatively average year where he has 400 yards on 26 receptions, good for just over 15 YPC right below his career average of 16. Perriman is by no means a game-changer but he is a quality veteran who has also proven to be a good deep-threat over the years.

Breshad came into the league in 2015 after being drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the first round of that year’s draft. He spent two years with the Ravens where he showed flashes but was never able to put it all together due to injuries.

After 2017 Baltimore decided to cut the former first-round pick and he signed with Cleveland, where he remained for one season. After his brief stint with the Browns, Perriman signed a one-year deal with Tampa Bay and put together his best season as a pro.

Breshad Perriman never lived up to his first-round billing but he is a solid WR to have for depth, something Chicago needs. If Perriman did come to the Bears, this would be his fifth team in five years which is unfortunate for him but will give him another chance to show his ability.