3 reasons Chicago Bears made right move not trading for DeVante Parker

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Even though the Chicago Bears need to beef up their receivers before the 2022 NFL season, there’s still a lot of time between then and now, and Ryan Poles has explained he’s going to be patient this offseason and not force anything with receivers.

And not getting DeVante Parker and a fifth-round pick for a third-round pick is an example of why it’s good to be patient.

Sure, the Bears missed out on getting a 29-year-old wide receiver; but there are bigger glasses of spilled milk to cry over.

The Chicago Bears didn’t miss out by not trading for DeVante Parker

In fact, the Chicago Bears should not cry over missing out on DeVante Parker.

Would he have been a good addition to the Bears’ offense? Sure, but for what it took to get him– from a team that certainly didn’t need him nonetheless– the Bears should be relieved they stayed patient on this one.

What DeVante Parker brings to the table isn’t a plate of nothing, but what he does bring is risky.

And this team doesn’t need to be taking those types of risks.

However, if the Patriots traded that much for him, there must be something good about DeVante Parker, right? Well, yes. But, with the good comes a lot of not-so-good.

And those reasons will be explored soon, but some things to remember are: 1.) the Chicago Bears don’t really have much to trade without digging into future commodities; and 2.) DeVante Parker isn’t a unicorn receiver. There are other receivers with flashier bells and whistles than Parker, and those guys can come at a cheaper price, too.

Without getting too far ahead, what’s the first reason why the Chicago Bears made a good move by staying out of the DeVante Parker sweepstakes?