Projecting which wide receivers make the Chicago Bears final roster

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If you listen to national media members or follow along with Bears fans on social media, then the Chicago Bears have not done enough to help Justin Fields. The offensive line and wide receiver group are the two areas that many fans and analysts use as examples. I just went through the offensive roster and compared the current roster to last year’s roster. I went position by position and determined if the 2021 or 2022 unit was better.

When ranking the wide receiver groups, the 2021 unit won — only slightly. Losing Allen Robinson and essentially replacing him with Byron Pringle is the reason why — even if Pringle should outproduce Robinson’s 2021 production.

The Chicago Bears have made drastic changes to the wide receiver group

Ryan Poles has made some drastic changes to this roster. He is clearly rebuilding the team in his image. We all need to be patient and let him do his job while hoping for the best. As I mentioned, the one area most fans have doubts about is the wide receiver position. Poles has put a lot of trust in Darnell Mooney to be the WR1 in this offense. He put up those types of numbers outside of touchdowns last season, but can he do it without the presence of Robinson? We shall see.

With all of the changes to the roster, the wide receiver group is one that has seen plenty of changes. Darnell Mooney and Dazz Newsome were the only two receivers on the roster who caught passes on this team in 2021. Nsimba Webster and Isaiah Coulter were also on the roster last season, but neither saw a target. It’s highly likely that neither make the final roster this year anyway. Let’s take a look at not only their chances but predict which receivers make the final 53-man roster.