The Chicago Bears have the worst passing game in the NFL through three weeks. Justin Fields hasn’t even passed for 300 total yards and has two touchdowns to four interceptions. After decades of experience, fans are used to seeing this kind of efficiency from the venue, but that doesn’t mean they’re happy. Fields is getting a lot of the blame for the fight, and rightfully so. Others continue to lack a viable weapon at wide receiver.
Darnell Mooney has four interceptions on 11 targets so far this year. He wasn’t played as the #1 option he should have been. Equanimeous St. Brown is the next best option they had, and that’s not saying much. Byron Pringle was invisible and was injured again. No one goes up. Jonathan Jones of CBS Sports reported on this before Chicago’s Week 3 win over Houston. With the deadline approaching around Halloween, GM Ryan Poles has a good chance to make a move on the wide receiver trade market.
The options list for the Chicago Bears will be interesting.
Much depends on which teams are not in good shape and may be interested in selling assets next year. The most obvious name right now is Kenny Golladay. The former Detroit Lions standout signed with the New York Giants last offseason. He struggled due to health issues and QB inconsistency. Now he appears to be in the doghouse of new head coach Brian Daboll. There’s growing confidence that the team will try to trade him, even though they’ll have to eat up most of their remaining guaranteed money to do so.
Another name to watch is Robbie Anderson. The veteran deep threat has been unhappy in many situations in Carolina. If his shaky start continues, it wouldn’t be surprising if they drop the 29-year-old. Another name you should at least remember is Michael Thomas. The former Pro Bowler is back and playing well. However, the New Orleans Saints are 1-2 and trending in the wrong direction. If this continues, you may want to remove the heavy contract.
The Chicago Bears have plenty of cap space heading into next spring. You can buy the contracts. The crucial issue is what it takes to get the so-called receivers from a draft perspective. Poles do not want to leave any top choices. So it makes the process difficult. It will be interesting to watch.
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