5 mid-tier free agent receivers the Chicago Bears should sign
By Ryan Heckman
This offseason, Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Poles could go one of several different routes in his first year with the team.
The biggest topic of discussion when it comes to Poles’ strategy going forward is the 2022 NFL Draft, where the Bears have only five picks — and just two in the top four rounds. Over his introductory press conference, Poles did hint at the fact that he would be interested in acquiring additional draft capital and that he doesn’t believe teams are built through free agency.
However, the Bears will have a decent amount of money to work with in free agency. If spent wisely, it would create more flexibility in the draft with the Bears’ limited capital.
One of the areas the Bears have to address in both free agency and the draft is wide receiver. The current receiving core has just Darnell Mooney and Dazz Newsome under contract, with Allen Robinson, Marquise Goodwin, Damiere Byrd, and Jakeem Grant as pending free agents.
The Chicago Bears could opt to sign one mid-tier free agent wide receiver, along with a top-tier option
If the Bears do look to make a splash in free agency at the wide receiver position, that’s one thing. However, they would be far from done after signing just one guy.
Chicago has a handful of roster spots open in their receiving room, therefore signing a couple of free agents is definitely on the table. When it comes to the cheaper options, the Bears actually have many sufficient names to choose from.
There are five mid-tier free agent receivers the Bears should keep an eye on, who would be a nice fit with Justin Fields and what Luke Getsy is wanting to do. Let’s kick it off starting down in Atlanta.