The Chicago Bears wide receiver corps needs an overhaul in 2021
Back in 2017, many Bears fans can remember the lack of production at wide receiver. This group was led by Kevin White and Cameron Meredith when the season started, but they ended up on Injured Reserve early in the year. Other honorable mentions during this season were Kendall Wright, the team’s most productive receiver, Marcus Wheaton, and Dontrelle Inman. It was a tough group to watch.
Since then, the wide receiver corps of the Bears has totally changed. General manager Ryan Pace made a big free agency splash by signing Allen Robinson and Taylor Gabriel, then trading up to acquire Memphis wide receiver Anthony Miller. The team has also brought in Day-3 talent in Riley Ridley, Javon Wims and Darnell Mooney.
After the disaster that was this years’ Wild Card game against the New Orleans Saints, it’s now evident that changes are likely underway for this group. There’s no clear picture as to who will start at quarterback, but whoever it is, these changes need to occur to the wide receiver group in order for said quarterback to succeed.