The Chicago Bears have quite the talent at the wide receiver position heading into the 2020 season, What should we expect from them this season?
The Chicago Bears have quite the talent at the wide receiver position heading into the 2020 season. During the 2020 offseason, general manager Ryan Pace added to an already stacked group. Pace went out and signed veteran wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. to a one year contract. Additionally, he selected wide receiver Darnell Mooney in the fifth round of this year’s NFL Draft.
Outside of the new additions, the Bears are loaded. Pairing Ginn Jr. and Mooney with guys like Allen Robinson, Anthony Miller, Cordarrelle Patterson, and Riley Ridley could be very dangerous for opposing defenses.
Heading into the 2020 season, the Bears currently have 12 wide receivers on their roster, but only six will make the team.
They likely stick with Robinson, Miller, Patterson, Ridley, Ginn Jr., and Mooney. However, if they list Patterson as a running back they may be able to carry seven wide receivers and if that’s the case, they’ll keep Javon Wims.
So, what are the expectations for the Bears’ wide receivers in 2020?
Allen Robinson’s projected 2020 stats:
- 1200 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns
Bears’ fans should already know what to expect from Robinson. In two years with the Bears, Robinson has hauled in 1,901 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns. He could easily be in the conversation for one of the best wide receivers in the NFC North right behind Devante Adams of the Green Bay Packers.
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Anthony Miller projected 2020 stats:
- 800 receiving yards and 5 touchdowns
In just two seasons with the Bears after being drafted in the second round of the 2018 NFL draft, Miller hauled in 1,079 receiving yards nine touchdowns on 85 receptions. A lot of Bears’ fans including myself thought that he’d break out in 2019, but that wasn’t the case.
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Riley Ridley projected 2020 stats:
- 500 receiving yards and 5 touchdowns
The Bears drafted Ridley in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL draft but only played in 5 games during his rookie season. The Bears lost Taylor Gabriel during the offseason so expect Ridley to step in and be a big part of the Bears offense in 2020.
Cordarrelle Patterson projected 2020 stats:
- 200 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns
Patterson is more of a kick/punt returner than a receiver in the Bears offense, and the Bears may end up listing him as a running back this season, but we’ll see.
Ted Ginn Jr projected 2020 stats:
- 700 receiving yards and 5 touchdowns
Ginn Jr joined the Bears this offseason on a one year contract. He brings the speed that head coach Matt Nagy wanted to bring to this offense. Ginn Jr is considered as one of the fastest players in the NFL.
Darnell Mooney projected 2020 stats:
- 500 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns
Pace drafted Mooney in the fifth round of the 2020 NFL draft. I don’t expect much from a first-year wide receiver much like Ridley last year.
So, those are my projections for the Bears wide receivers during the 2020 season, what do you guys think?