5 Free agent wide receivers the Chicago Bears need to target

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Going into the 2020 season, the Chicago Bears‘ wide receiver room looked solid on paper. They had Allen Robinson, an arguably top ten wide receiver in the NFL, as their main target. Alongside Robinson, they had slot wide receiver Anthony Miller who was expected to break out this season with the departure of Taylor Gabriel.

Even after those two, the Bears had a veteran speedster in Ted Ginn. They added Darnell Mooney in the draft who looked extremely promising. Even after all of that, the Bears additionally had a solid back up in Javon Wims and young talent in Riley Ridley.

That has changed greatly. For 2021, the only wide receiver who is worth anything that might be on the roster in 2021 is Darnell Mooney. Miller showed little-to-nothing outside of an ability to still be a hothead. Wims showed the same. Ridley hardly saw the field despite multiple injuries. Robinson is expected to hit free agency.

They need major help now because of all of this. This wide receiver room could look completely different in 2021 and here are some players they should sign to help this room out.

Allen Robinson

Allen Robinson should be the priority to re-sign this offseason. He has been the lone bright spot of a depressing offense in Chicago and he has been elite since he came here. The Bears can still franchise tag him and work out an extension on top of that, which is reportedly going to happen according to Jason La Canfora.

Robinson was solid in his first season in Chicago, but nothing to go crazy about. Last season is when he truly took the next step and showed what he could really do. Despite the abysmal 2019 Bears’ offense, Robinson caught 98 passes on 154 targets for 1,147 yards and seven touchdowns.

He even followed that season and took another step forward despite a quarterback change and then going back to the original quarterback. Robinson caught 102 passes on 151 targets for 1,250 yards and six touchdowns this past season.

Robinson is arguably the best wide receiver in Chicago since Brandon Marshall came here. He is still only 27-years-old and has multiple elite-level seasons ahead of him still, barring an injury. The Bears need to bring him back.