5 underrated Chicago Bears who could make a difference in 2022

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Chicago Bears, Equanimeous St. Brown
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Chicago Bears Player No. 3: Equanimeous St. Brown, WR

It’s easy to see the acquisition of wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown as nothing more than a depth signing. After all, despite playing alongside Aaron Rodgers, he was unable to amass more than 328 yards in any of his three seasons in Green Bay. But desperate times call for desperate measures. Simply put, the Bears lack size at the receiver position. Allen Robinson’s size and physical play were a great compliment to Mooney’s speed and twitch. Now that Robinson is gone, the Bears don’t have much contrast in play style.

St. Brown brings that much-needed size to the table. Standing at 6’5 215 pounds, he is more than big enough to deal with press coverage and bigger corners. It’s also worth pointing out that St. Brown and offensive coordinator Luke Getsy spent time together in Green Bay. Chicago may be a new home, but having a play-caller that is already familiar with St. Brown’s game surely can’t hurt.

Football is a game of opportunity, and so far in his pro career, Brown hasn’t gotten many of them. However, due to the current outlook of the Bears receiver room, things might be different in Chicago. A bigger target in a familiar offensive scheme could go a long way to help Justin Fields.