5 biggest disappointments past quarter mark of Chicago Bears 2023 season

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Sitting at 1-4, there is plenty that the Chicago Bears can look back on and realize that they needed to improve this season. So, what have been some of the biggest disappointments

5. Can any other wide receiver step up for the Chicago Bears?

When we listed out our biggest pleasant surprises, two names that stood out were D.J. Moore and Cole Kmet. Moore is the entire passing offense, and he has kept the team in every game. Kmet has become the second receiver on the team, which has led to him being one of the top pass-catching tight ends this year.

This is great, but sometimes the Bears are too reliant on these two because the rest of their pass catchers provide nothing. Literally, the Bears had three players with receiving yards against the Commanders: Moore, Kmet, and backup tight end Robert Tonyan. They need more.

Chase Claypool is gone. Darnell Mooney is coming along slowly after a serious injury last season. He is working his way back to full health and has looked better in recent weeks, but he has given them little to nothing so far.

Equainimeous St. Brown was activated recently and is already banged up. Velus Jones is hardly a wide receiver, and rookie Tyler Scott has struggled to get onto the football field. When you add it all up, there is not much to get excited about.

Every player listed has been disappointed compared to expectations, and expectations were low for some of these players. The Bears need one of these players to step up, or their issues will remain.