After losing Alshon Jeffery to the Philadelphia Eagles in free agency, Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Pace has been working hard to find potential replacements.
It likely won’t come in the form of one particular player, but Chicago simply needs to find pass-catching options for high-priced free-agent signing Mike Glennon under center.
A couple days after bringing in former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Markus Wheaton, the Bears have added another intriguing option for Glennon.
#Bears agreed to terms on a one-year deal worth up to $4m with WR Kendall Wright, source said.
— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) March 12, 2017
Kendall Wright was a first-round pick of the Titans back in 2012. He proceeded to put up 158 receptions for over 1,700 yards in his first two seasons with the team. At that point, it seemed like Wright had a tremendous future in Nashville.
Unfortunately for the former Baylor standout, he fell out of favor with the Titans recently. This past season saw the 27-year-old pass catcher put up just 29 receptions for 416 yards in 11 games (four starts).
This led to a pretty cold market for Wright’s services in free agency, at which point the Bears pounced on the talented but enigmatic pass catcher.
It will be interesting to see how this whole thing plays out. Maybe the Bears are getting a talented receiver that’s going to be playing under a prove-it deal. If so, this isn’t a bad signing at all.