5 changes Chicago Bears made to pull off upset
3. Chicago Bears mixed up WRs
This change was pretty inevitable. N’Keal Harry was coming back from the IR, so something was set to change. Beyond that, Velus Jones has now be in the offense for three weeks, so you would think that they want him into the mix a bit more.
With that said, changes were coming, we just did not know how. Darnell Mooney remained the top dog, with Eqaunimeous St. Brown behind him. Then, it shuffled a bit.
Usually, we see Dante Pettis as the three. However, Harry out-snapped him 30-22. They did run the same number of routes, and Pettis saw a handoff as well, but Harry is clearly leaning toward being the number three after his debut.
They like Harry because he can lineup outside and block, making them strong on the edges, and giving them the ability to move Darnell Mooney into the slot.
Velus Jones dropped to the number five role, unfortunately. He played 13 snaps and ran four routes. Harry is unlikely to give up that outside role, so the question now becomes whether Pettis will continue to fall down the depth chart, or whether Velus Jones will struggle to climb the depth chart.