Chicago Bears: Predicting the final wide receivers depth chart

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The Chicago Bears offense looks to be coming together this offseason. Last year the focus was on upgrading the tight end room and Ryan Pace and Matt Nagy did just that by signing Jimmy Graham and drafting Cole Kmet. They missed on upgrading the quarterback position with the Nick Foles trade, but Chicago Bears ownership allowed them another chance to make things right in 2021 — make things right they did, or at least it sure looks that way.

This offseason the focus was once again on the quarterback position. As Mitch Trubisky was allowed to walk in free agency and Tyler Bray was also not brought back, Nick Foles was the only quarterback left on the roster. Obviously, the team was going to make a move or two at the position. Right off the bat, Ryan Pace signed Andy Dalton to a one-year deal. This was not to most fans’ liking, but the signing was not a bad move.

Andy Dalton was the quarterback I wanted the team to get last offseason. Well, my top choice was finding a way to trade for Derek Carr, but Dalton was next on my list. I don’t believe Dalton is a great quarterback, but I do believe he is a better quarterback than former Super Bowl MVP, Nick Foles.

Now, even though the Bears signed Dalton, I was hoping they’d find a way to land one of the top quarterbacks in the 2021 NFL Draft. Not only did they land one, but they also got the guy I wanted knowing that Trevor Lawrence would never be an option. How Justin Fields fell to them is still beyond me, but I absolutely love Fields as a prospect and I had him ranked higher than Trey Lance, Mac Jones and Zach Wilson.

If things go wrong, I cannot blame Ryan Pace for this one. I truly believe he had one of his best drafts since being the General Manager of the Chicago Bears. Now, I am not expecting a Super Bowl this season, but I do believe they once again push for the playoffs.

This longwinded introduction into a wide receiver article probably makes little sense right now, but there is a connection. One, the obvious one, is that clearly, the quarterback will be throwing the ball to the wide receivers. Two, wide receiver was not a primary focus this offseason, but the team has what looks to be a decent set of options at the position anyway, the question is, who will make the final roster come August?