Chicago Bears: 5 Under-the-radar offensive free agents to consider
By Joseph Herff
The Chicago Bears could use the help of Curtis Samuel | Wide Receiver
People truly don’t talk about Curtis Samuel enough. Last season, he was the forgotten about wide receiver in Carolina with D.J. Moore and Robby Anderson the more commonly talked about targets for Teddy Bridgewater.
Samuel has been held back by poor quarterback play since he joined the Panthers. This season though he got some solid looks from improved quarterback play as he caught 77 passes for 851 yards and three touchdowns despite competing with two great wide receivers for targets. He additionally got plenty of work running the ball as he logged 41 carries for 200 yards and two touchdowns.
Now, Samuel at the age of 24 tests free agency and gets forgotten about due to the popular wide receivers that are available like Allen Robinson, Chris Godwin, and Kenny Golladay. Samuel though brings great speed and playmaking ability with the ball in his hands.
Samuel alongside Mooney would be a deadly duo that would strike fear in opposing defenses. Both can create separation while additionally burning opposing corners. They could make the Bears a high-flying offense. With Robinson potentially leaving or getting tagged and traded, the Bears potentially need to address wide receiver in both free agency and the draft.