The Chicago Bears are in desperate need of an upgrade at the wide receiver position. The league wide consensus is that they’ll address the position in both free agency and the NFL Draft. New head coach Matt Nagy will be implementing his offensive system, so it would be ideal for him if he could bring along some players with a familiarity to it.
As soon as Nagy was hired the immediate speculation was that he’d try and bring some Kansas City Chiefs over to Chicago, with the most logical name being wide out Albert Wilson. Wilson, 25-years old, is coming off a career high 42 receptions and 554 yards. At 5’9”, he’s primarily a slot receiver, but he’d fill a huge hole for Chicago’s offense and provide quarterback Mitchell Trubisky a reliable chain-mover. Wilson was tied for 7th in the NFL with 76.2% of his receptions going for first downs.
Technically the Bears can’t open negations with Wilson until March 12, but with his connection to Nagy, Kansas City general manager Brett Veach is already resigned to the fact that he’s going to lose his dynamic receiver.
When asked if he expects Wilson to leave the Chiefs, Veach replied, “Well, Matt’s in Chicago.”
Matt, of course being Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy, so it sounds like if the two sides can agree on a deal — when free agency opens on March 14 — then this one’s a no-brainer.
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