3 Free Agent Wide Receivers the Bears Can Target to Replace Allen Robinson
By Larry Rupp
Allen Robinson has spent each of the last three seasons with the Chicago Bears and has emerged into one of the best wide receivers in the NFL. However, he heads into this upcoming offseason as a free agent and it is not likely that he re-signs and stays a part of Head Coach Matt Nagy's team.
Luckily, the NFL free agent wide receiver pool is very deep this year and the Bears have a multitude of players they can choose from to sure up that position. With that in mind, here are three wide receivers the Bears can target to replace Robinson.
1. Juju Smith-Schuster
While Juju Smith-Schuster made a lot of headlines for his actions off the field this past season, the young wide receiver has shown he has the skills to be a borderline No. 1 receiver in an NFL offense. That is exactly what the Bears are in need of. Smith-Schuster caught 97 passes for 831 yards and a career-high 9 touchdowns this past season. The 2021 NFL season will be his fifth, but he is still just 24 years old. He has also excelled greatly playing in the slot position, which has been an area of weakness for the Bears. Bringing in a player like Smith-Schuster could fill the hole left by Robinson without breaking the bank.
2. Kenny Golladay
Another wide receiver that has the potential to be a star caliber player in Kenny Golladay. Golladay has shined with the division rival Detroit Lions over the last four seasons and surpassed 1,000 receiving yards in 2018 and 2019. Although he dealt with injuries in 2020, Golladay was on pace to break 1,000 yards once again and score about 7 touchdowns. His name might not come with as much flash as some other players, but Golladay's production has shown he is worth the price of signing him. His best playing days are still ahead of him as he is just 27 years old. Signing Golladay would allow the Bears to have a star big-bodied outside receiver.
3. Chris Godwin
As one of the top free agents on the market, it will be tough for the Bears to sign Chris Godwin. However, it is definitely worth a shot. Godwin just won the Super Bowl with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a season in which he racked up 840 on 65 catches and scored 7 touchdowns in 12 games played. Godwin has proven to be versatile player as he can line up in the slot position as well as outside the numbers. The 24-year-old also has great route-running abilities and just posted a career-high 77.4 catch percentage this past season. Simply put, Godwin will cost the Bears a ton of money to sign, but he is one of the best all-around wide receivers in the NFL right now.
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