This offseason, WCG is embarking on a series of posts highlighting the writers' choices for the All-Decade Team - 2000's Edition. So we poured over stats and anecdotes from the Bears teams of 2000 - 2009 and debated about the merits, or when discussing the QB's, lack of merits, of the Bears who played during that decade.
To begin, one of the most animated discussions was that of Wide Receiver. Our All-Decade WR's for the 2000's are...
1.) Marty Booker
This was really an easy selection. Booker played for the Bears for 5 seasons. In that time he led all Bears receivers with 310 receptions, 3,676 yards, and 22 touchdowns. His 3 touchdown game against Tampa Bay in 2001 was a thing of beauty. He had 100 receptions in 2001, and 97 in 2002. He also made the Pro-Bowl in 2002. That alone puts him as WR of the decade for the Bears. Here is Booker's amazing catch against Detroit last year, link.
2.) Muhsin Muhammad
In 3 seasons with the Bears, Moose compiled 164 catches for 2,183 yards & 12 touchdowns. He ranked 2nd, 3rd, & 3rd in those categories. What puts him in 2nd is that those numbers were accrued in only 3 seasons; plus he had a touchdown catch in the Super Bowl.
3.) Bernard Berrian
Berrian accumulated 150 catches (4th), 2,197 yards (2nd), and 13 touchdowns (2nd) in his 4 seasons as a Chicago Bear. A lethal deep threat, Berrian had 6 touchdowns in the 2006 Super Bowl season including 4 in the 1st 5 weeks of the season. (A special thanks for helping to fumble away the ViQueens' and Favre's Super Bowl opportunity).
Dez White played 4 seasons in the early 2000's for the Bears. He had 155 catches (3rd for the decade), 1,754 yards, and 8 touchdowns.
Devin Hester had 128 catches for 1,721 yards and 8 touchdowns as a WR from 2007-2009.