Bears Need to Add a Deep Threat to Become an Elite Offense

March 2, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

With the release and then retirement of Johnny Knox, the Bears need to add a receiver capable of stretching the field for more big plays and to open up their short passing routes and running game.
In his opening press conference, new head coach Marc Trestman was adamant that he adjusts his system to the talent on the roster, so to say the Bears desperately need a deep threat may not be accurate. However, he also said he wants the Bears to be able to attack the entire field "sideline-to-sideline," and they'll need to upgrade their roster to make that a reality.
Throwing the ball down the field is very important. Seven of the last 10 Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks have ranked in the top 10 in both yards per attempt and yards per completion, according to Pro Football Reference. Two of the three exceptions to that—Joe Flacco and Eli Manning in 2009—were cases in which the quarterback improved his play as the season went on.
Last season the Bears tried to th...

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