6 best free agent wide receiver fits for Chicago Bears
4. Luke Getsy would like the Chicago Bears to sign Mecole Hardman
If there is a wide receiver in free agency that Luke Getsy may be hammering for, it would be Mecole Hardman. Okay, he was not electric with Patrick Mahomes, and that has to set off sirens. However, they drafted him high thinking Tyreek Hill would be suspended.
He spent four years being Tyreek Hill insurance, rather than actually fitting into his own role. His speed is real, and if you do not compare him to Hill, you may be happier with his skill set.
Luke Getsy would love Mecole Hardman. If we know one thing about Getsy, it is that he loves his wideouts being involved in the run game. That is true for blocking purposes, but even more, for handoffs. Which wide receiver did not get an end-around attempt last season?
It is one thing to run that play with Dante Pettis or N’Keal Harry, but when you can run it efficiently with Mecole Hardman, we could be talking big plays. It does not hurt that Hardman is a punt return option, and the team needs to move on from Pettis here as well.
Ryan Poles knows Hardman well from Kansas City, and Getsy would love a speed asset in the jet sweep role. Hardman will be just 25 years old next year. Keep an eye on Mecole Hardman signing with the Chicago Bears.