3 receivers not named Tee Higgins the Bears should target in free agency

  • An absolute burner
  • A current NFC North foe
  • A future Hall of Famer

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The Chicago Bears are likely going to see some change in their wide receiver room this offseason.

Darnell Mooney is a free agent and may not return, and other than D.J. Moore, this team doesn't currently have a guy they can really count on.

One of the bigger free agent names this offseason is Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins. However, a recent report suggests the Bengals plan to use the franchise tag on their stud wideout.

If Higgins is off the market, the Bears could turn to one of these three guys in free agency, instead.

1. Marquise Brown

When the Arizona Cardinals traded for Marquise Brown, they treated him like a true WR1, giving up a first-round pick for his services. In free agency, the Bears should absolutely be interested in Brown, under one condition: he isn't seeking to be paid like a number one wide receiver.

Over the past two seasons, Brown has looked more like a no. 2 wideout and, in that role with the Bears, I think he'd be successful. Pursuing Brown over keeping Darnell Mooney would give the Bears a little bit of an upgrade and someone who gives them a home-run type at the position.

Chicago still wouldn't have the size they're lacking in the wide receiver room, but Brown would make a great case for the team's WR2 next to D.J. Moore. In two years with the Cardinals (eight games missed) Brown has tallied just under 1,300 receiving yards and seven touchdowns.

When healthy, Brown is an absolute burner. His speed is up there with the best of the best. And, with Moore taking pressure off him, he'd have plenty of opportunities to make plays.