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The Bears Should Steal This Free Agent Away From the Packers

Devon Platana
The Chicago Bears should steal wide receiver Allen Lazard away from the Green Bay Packers.
The Chicago Bears should steal wide receiver Allen Lazard away from the Green Bay Packers. / David Banks-USA TODAY Sports
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The Chicago Bears haven't won an NFL postseason game in over a decade. They're hoping that statistic will be non-existent soon as they prepare to enter a new era with Justin Fields as their full-time starting quarterback.

Unfortunately, Fields doesn't have too many weapons to target. Darnell Mooney is the only real credible wideout on the roster now that Allen Robinson is expected to leave in free agency. Having said that, it could be a good idea for Chicago to try and steal WR Allen Lazard away from the rival Green Bay Packers this offseason.

Bears Free Agency

Lazard's inconsistencies have frustrated Packers fans, but he began to put things together last season. He finished 2021 with new career-highs in receptions (40), receiving yards (513) and touchdowns (eight) in 15 games.

Lazard really came into form as the season went on, posting a 21-290-5 stat line in his last five games to close out the regular season. Perhaps that's what he can accomplish on a consistent basement if he can get on a team where Davante Adams isn't overshadowing him.

The great thing about Lazard is that he's only 26 years old, meaning he can grow alongside the Bears' core pieces. Plus Chicago has over $22.8 million in cap space, according to Spotrac, giving the organization a lot more leverage to lure him away from the cash-strapped Packers.

Even if the Bears land Lazard in the coming weeks, there's still a lot of work to do until they're viewed as a threat in the NFL. FanDuel Sportsbook has them tied with the New York Giants and Seattle Seahawks at +8000 for the fifth-worst Super Bowl LVII odds.

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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