3 mistakes the Chicago Bears must avoid in the 2024 offseason

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The Bears cannot fail to upgrade at the WR2 position

The Chicago Bears desperately need to add talent at the wide receiver position regardless of who the quarterback is. In 2023, DJ Moore had 96 catches, and tight end Cole Kmet had 73. Guess who was third in receptions? Roschon Johnson, the rookie running back, who had 34.

Darnell Mooney failed to impress in 2023, ending with just 31 catches for 414 yards and one touchdown. Tyler Scott, Equanimeous St. Brown, and Velus Jones, Jr. all failed to contribute as well. Mooney is heading for free agency and Spotrac projects the WR to command $10.4M in free agency.


Under no circumstance should the Bears pay Mooney $10M+. This free-agent class of receivers is deep, and the Bears could also snag a talented rookie with the No. 9 pick in the 2024 NFL Draft. Multiple receivers need to be added to this room this offseason. Failing to do so would be a major failure and would make whoever is playing QB's life difficult.