Chicago Bears 2022 Free Agency: 5 Wide receiver targets

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Chicago Bears WR target no. 4: Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Green Bay Packers

Marquez Valdes-Scantling is a big play waiting to happen. He averages 17.5 yards per catch for his career. In 2020, he averaged a league-leading 20.9 yards per reception. Yes, having Aaron Rodgers as your quarterback helps, but Valdes-Scantling has skills that will also help with the Chicago Bears.

Valdes-Scantling is another player coming off an injury. He missed six games in 2021, but still averaged 16.5 yards per reception.

Valdes-Scantling is another receiver with a big body at 6-foot-4, 210 pounds, and speed, running a 4.37-40. He runs routes well and would be able to help in Fields’ development. Additionally, he’ll be familiar with offensive coordinator Luke Getsy’s system. Getsy came over from Green Bay.

While everyone looks at Davante Adams as the guy in Green Bay, Valdes-Scantling was a pretty big part of the offense. When the Packers went on a four-game stretch in which they averaged 36 points per game, he made 16 catches for 291 yards and 2 touchdowns.

He averaged 18.2 yards per catch, helping give Adams more space to operate. We saw what happened in the playoffs without Valdes-Scantling on the field. Adams saw a lot more double-teams so the San Francisco 49ers were able to keep him in check without having to worry about the big-play threat from Valdes-Scantling.

With the Bears, Valdes-Scantling should see more targets. He could be a big part of the offense for Chicago.