3 Chicago Bears who did not live up to expectations in 2023 season

Here's who may have played their last snaps in a Bears uniform already.

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1. WR Darnell Mooney

It's been two rough years for Mooney: since his 81-catch, 1,000+ yard season in 2021, the 4th year WR has failed to come anywhere close to repeating that. In fact, over the last couple seasons, he's failed to even get to half of that production, and this year (12 games, 31 catches, 414 yards) was the worst of his pro career. It's hard to totally blame wide receivers who have to play for Luke Getsy, but the idea of Mooney reaching his ceiling as a top WR2 in a productive offense seems unlikely at this point. His drop on what would have been the game-winning Hail Mary against Cleveland was one of the lower points of the entire Bears' season, and as he heads into the offseason as an unrestricted free agent, returning to Chicago for next season and beyond feels unlikely.