6 best free agent wide receiver fits for Chicago Bears
3. Mack Hollins can help the Chicago Bears in many ways
While it is not a huge knock on Ryan Poles for signing Byron Pringle, you have to at least recognize that Mack Hollins signed for less and did more. So, it is not like Poles was completely strapped and had no better options. He did make some mistakes. Now, does he see what he missed on with Hollins and go for it?
Mack Hollins is similar to Noah Brown in that he got on the field consistently this season because he earned the coaches trust. He was in the right places, and like Brown, he was a great blocker. This will obviously endear him to the Chicago Bears. So will the fact that Hollins has been a great special teams option for five seasons now. He just became a relied-on wideout last season.
Hollins is essentially what would have happened if Pringle or Equanimeous St. Brown were a hit last season. He does everything that ESB did last year, and every reason ESB played so much is why Hollins did. The difference is that Hollins was getting open down the field more often, and was getting more chances. If the cost is about the same, why not sign Hollins, let him compete with St. Brown, and let the best wide receiver have the role?