Chicago Bears should avoid these risky free agent wide receivers

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Chicago Bears, Nelson Agholor
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Chicago Bears free-agent wide receivers to avoid: Nelson Agholor

Lastly, we have a receiver who is much better off suited as a no. 2 or no. 3 option, but gave the Las Vegas Raiders his best season yet as a pro. A former first-round pick out of USC, Nelson Agholor spent his first five seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles.

During those five years, Agholor never once topped 1,000 yards receiving. Actually, Agholor never made it over 800 yards receiving as an Eagle. He was largely a disappointing first-round pick for Philadelphia.

Last year, as a Raider, Agholor tied a career-high in touchdowns with eight while setting a career mark with 896 receiving yards. He became Derek Carr’s top target other than tight end Darren Waller. Agholor’s production came as a pleasant surprise to a team missing its projected number one guy in Tyrell Williams for the entire year.

The Raiders will likely go with youngsters Henry Ruggs and Bryan Edwards, along with maybe adding another young receiver, in 2021. Agholor’s best season could net him a decent multi-year contract with another team, but hopefully, it’s not with the Bears.

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Again, he’s best suited as a second or third receiver. In that type of role, he would thrive. But, the Bears would be spending money on a guy who could never provide an even return in production.