3 free agents Chicago Bears were wise to avoid

Just because you have a ton of money doesn't mean you need to spend it all.

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3. Darnell Mooney, WR, Atlanta Falcons

Deal: Three-years, $39 million

Mooney feels like a classic case of needing a fresh start somewhere else, and the Bears clearly didn't value his skillset over the last two years of his time in Chicago.

After a 1,000+ yard sophomore year, Mooney's production plummeted, in part due to the miserable offense that was being run out there week after week. His deal with the Falcons shows that people around the league still believe he's a good player, and moving on makes a bunch of sense from both sides.

Mooney now gets to play in an offense that'll not only value him, but almost certainly be more productive than anything he's ever played in, while the Bears get to reshape their passing game with DJ Moore, Keenan Allen, Cole Kmet, and possibly an elite wide receiver prospect.

It was fun while it lasted (for the most part) but neither side seems to be broken up about going their separate ways.

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