Projecting which wide receivers make the Chicago Bears final roster

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These three are most likely to stick around with the Chicago Bears

These next three players are most likely to make the final roster but are not guaranteed.

Equanimeous St. Brown

The Chicago Bears signed Equanimeous St. Brown to a one-year deal worth just less than $1 million dollars. He is a former Packer who clearly was brought in due to the new offensive coordinator, Luke Getsy. Getsy was the former wide receivers coach, quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator in Green Bay. He has plenty of familiarity with St. Brown and although I am not high on St. Brown, he’s most likely sticking around on this roster.

In my opinion, I viewed St. Brown as a player who Getsy and the Chicago Bears brought in to help teach the other receivers Getsy’s offense. I never envisioned him as anything more than a back of the roster type of player. Rumors are he got in bad with Aaron Rodgers and was not given the targets he deserved, but I find him to be very inefficient. He will likely be the WR5 in this Bears offense.

Dante Pettis

The post-draft signing I have enjoyed the most at the wide receiver position is Dante Pettis. Pettis is a former second-round draft pick of the 49ers. In his rookie season, Pettis finished with 27 catches for 467 yards and five touchdowns. The sky was the limit for the former receiver out of Washington. Unfortunately, injuries have been his downfall. He has struggled to remain healthy, but if he can, then Pettis will make a nice addition to this Bears receiver group.

Tajae Sharpe

The other receiver I think is most likely to make the final roster is Tajae Sharpe. Like Pettis, Sharpe was just added to the roster recently. He didn’t have as high of a draft profile as Pettis, but he has been fairly consistent as a WR4 since being selected by the Titans in the fifth round. Sharpe had 83 targets his rookie year but caught just less than 50% of them. The next season, he only saw 47 targets but increased his efficiency with a 55% catch rate.

His most efficient season was in his third year when he caught over 70% of his targets and scored four touchdowns. Since then, he has played one season with the Vikings and one season with the Falcons. He has a solid opportunity to make the final roster.