I have to disagree. Alshon probably will remain with the Bears whether they sign him to a long term deal or franchise. We have to hope that his injury problems aren't going to continue. They have no idea what they have in Kevin White. They don't know if he is Cordarelle Patterson or Amari Cooper. That remains to be seen. And for all practical purposes, he will be a rookie next year. So it is going to take time to develop. If Royal's injury problems don't follow him he should be a decent slot guy. Mariani probably will be decent as a back up slot guy. Wilson has shown flashes, but he hasn't been able to stay healthy. The other guys are marginal NFL talents. So overall the starters could be good if they can stay healthy, and White develops, but they need better depth.I partially disagree, I think the contract they signed him to was horrible. Overpaid and guaranteed, so regardless of if he can get healthy, we are stuck with him. However, on paper, I think a WR core of:That Royal signing never made sense from day one. Just terrible.
Kevin White (assuming he is anywhere near as good as he looked)
Is actually pretty damn good. Now yes, this assumes Alshon is willing to stay in Chicago and Kevin White can actually play/not permanently injured. But that could give us two good to great starters, a vet inside guy who I've watched for years and really does catch the ball well. Marquis is not a starter, but had a couple good games when he was in there early in the year, and looked like in a pinch could replace one of the starters for a week or two. And Mariani and Bellamy are the first time in my personal bears history when players not listed as starters actually made significant catches. Mariani had a bunch of critical third down catches where years past, I can't remember the names of the guys, but when they'd come in, try to throw to them, it was pretty much guaranteed to be dropped. This last week we started our WR5/6/7 and still found a way to put up 250 yards of passing (only 30 of those came from the RB's)! While our WR5/6/7 are not going to win us many games, that's pretty impressive to me.