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What’s the Status of the Bears Receiving Core as Free Agency Closes In?

NFL.com has a new article out discussing how things look to be shaping up with free agency ready to start very soon, and how teams wide receiver cores are looking going into the process.

The Bears were led by Allen Robinson last season, but this year might want to spread it around more based on the way the offense suffered in 2019.

You can read the entire article HERE – for now here’s what the piece says about the Bears receiver situation.

Top three WRs in 2019: Allen Robinson (98-1,147-7), Anthony Miller (52-656-2), Taylor Gabriel (29-353-4 — released in February).

Bears wideouts averaged only 3.3 yards after the catch per reception in 2019 (second to last), per NGS. Part of the reason for this was that their hips were facing toward the line of scrimmage on down-field passes at the third-highest rate; another factor was the fact that 23.6 percent of the Bears’ passes were thrown behind the line of scrimmage (eighth most in the NFL). Both stats suggest that the level of pass-catching talent in Chicago is of less concern than the quality of quarterback play.

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