4 Chicago Bears free agents most likely to return in 2024

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3. The Chicago Bears could re-sign Equanimeous St. Brown 

This one will be an interesting debate but will not have nearly the ramifications of the Jaylon Johnson decision. Still, there is at least a chance that St. Brown will return when so many others have slim to no chance at all. 

Equanimous St. Brown has been with the Bears for two years now. The initial thought is that he signed here because he was familiar with Luke Getsy and would leave now that Getsy is gone. However, there is reason to think he stays. 

St. Brown does everything you need from a fourth and fifth wide receiver. It is less about the big plays and more about playing your role as a blocker and teammate. Also, it is about special teams. St. Brown excels in all of these areas. 

When you look at the Bears wide receiver depth chart, they currently just have D.J. Moore, Velus Jones, and Tyler Scott signed. Jones has been a proven bust, and Scott joined Jones as a player struggling to get on the field over St. Brown last year. 

So, even if the Bears drafted a high-end wide receiver and pushed Tyler Scott into the slot to be the Darnell Mooney replacement, they would still need a fourth and potentially fifth wide receiver when you consider Jones should hardly be active. So, the Bears could re-sign St. Brown, knowing that he can be a depth option.