Justin Fields, the quarterback for the Chicago Bears, needs help as soon as possible. Starting with a stud wide receiver is a good idea.
In 2021, the Bears saw a glimpse of Justin Fields’ potential, but they won’t get the most out of him until they upgrade their receiving corps.
This year, the Bears added Byron Pringle from the Chiefs and Equanimeous St. Brown from the Packers to bolster their wide receiver corps, but Fields has a distinct lack of star power.
The Bears’ best chance to pair Fields with a star wide receiver is in the 2022 NFL Draft.
Bears draft picks: 5 wideouts to look for to help Justin Fields
FanSided’s Patrick Schmidt has some suggestions for who the Bears should pursue.
It all starts with Georgia’s George Pickens.
“This dude is a stud,” Schmidt said of Pickens, who fell to the second round due to an injury that limited his 2021 season.
Another Alabama native, John Metchie, could be a good fit for Chicago.
Schmidt argued that if it weren’t for the injury, he would have been a top 10 or top 15 pick. If the Bears are willing to wait for him to heal, Metchie could be the most savvy of all the picks.
Justin Ross is another player with a history of injuries who could see his value plummet.
Christian Watson, who was an “absolute freak show” for North Dakota State, could be a small school gem for Chicago.
Finally, thanks to his Cincinnati roots and a comparison to DK Metcalf, Alec Pierce from Cincinnati would certainly give locals reason to cheer.
In this draft, there are a plethora of receivers to choose from. Choosing the right one could spell the difference between Justin Fields’ long-term success and failure.
Following that, Brian Urlacher’s son is following in his father’s footsteps.