3 reasons the Chicago Bears have to sign Amari Cooper

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This week has been all about the 2022 NFL Combine, and the Chicago Bears are well-represented.

We have seen new general manager Ryan Poles speak to the media in regards to many topics, and most of his answers have given fans a lot of hope. He’s come across as an intelligent man with a plan he’s going to stick to.

However, that plan isn’t necessarily set in stone, is it? Let’s say a certain big-name player becomes available before the start of the new league year. Will Poles stick to what he said just a few days ago and be more willing to wait for the second wave of free agency?

We’re about to find out, as ESPN’s Adam Schefter just announced the Dallas Cowboys are likely to release Pro Bowl wide receiver Amari Cooper prior to the start of the new league year, which officially beings March 16.

If Amari Cooper is indeed released, the Chicago Bears have to be focused on signing him.

Cooper originally signed a 5-year contract worth $100 million after being traded from the Oakland Raiders. He’s spent the past three and a half seasons with Dallas, but as the Cowboys have a need for additional cap space and now look to CeeDee Lamb as the future, he’ll be cut loose.

The Bears, on the other hand, have a major need at wide receiver. This week, the receivers have taken much of the spotlight from Bears fans’ point of view. The Combine participants lit up the field and gave fans even more excitement when it comes to the 2022 class.

But, signing a veteran still seems like a foregone conclusion. After all, the Bears only have two wide receivers in their core right now: Darnell Mooney and Dazz Newsome.

So, should the Bears be aggressive in their pursuit to sign Cooper? Absolutely, and here are the major reasons why.