Chicago Bears OC Luke Getsy talks about wide receivers unit

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After the Chicago Bears had their rookie minicamp last week, Offensive coordinator Luke Getsy talks about the wide receivers unit.

The Chicago Bears have had an interesting offseason so far. With a new regime in place, the fans had high hopes. with a series of head-scratching free agent moves by general manager Ryan Poles, one that resulted in voiding a signing, and a free agent signee who got in trouble with the law, it was an up-and-down free agency period.

Add to that the NFL Draft in which Poles decided to go with quantity over quality and some have questions about what is going on.

We have to remember, however, that Poles was behind the eight-ball this offseason. He didn’t have much salary cap space and had a huge number of holes to fill. Heck, over 60 percent of the roster became free agents.

Without a whole lot of money to spend, Poles is putting his eggs into the 2023 basket, where he already has almost $120 million available to spend. That amount is sure to rise as the next league year begins and cuts are made.

One of the critiques of this offseason’s signings is the wide receivers unit. Poles’ biggest signings were Equanimeous St. Brown and Byron Pringle. Both played with great quarterbacks but haven’t accomplished much (though Pringle did have a decent 2021).

Poles also signed David Moore, Nsimba Webster, Chris Finke, and Isaiah Coulter He also drafted Velus Jones Jr. in the third round of this year’s draft and added a plethora of undrafted receivers.

Some people feel that Poles hasn’t done enough to help in the development of Justin Fields, their franchise quarterback. One person who doesn’t agree is offensive coordinator Luke Getsy. Getsy is responsible for setting up the offense. He sat down recently and spoke about the wide receivers unit.

Getsy is of the belief that the talent level isn’t as important as creating chemistry between the receivers and Fields.

"I think we have enough guys on this team that have played a lot of ball in the league. I think it’s just that experience of playing with the quarterback and teaching him the body language, the signals you want to send to him when you’re ready to make a break. You can see that happening every single day, how much more comfortable these guys are getting. Justin is getting with those guys. So, I’m excited. It’s been getting better every single day. I’m excited to see where these guys can go."

Getsy says that Fields is ahead of schedule in terms of learning the offense. That, he fee, helps in the chemistry aspect. Additionally, he is impressed by Fields’ work ethic. He said that no one on the team works harder or cares more. He’s asked a lot of Fields and Fields accepted the challenge.

Getsy did say he has high hopes for St. Brown. Like Getsy, St. Brown came over from the Green Bay Packers. That means they already have a rapport. St. Brown knows this offense and can help the other receivers and even Fields.

Getsy feels that St. Brown will get a better opportunity at more targets in Chicago and that the receiver will surprise a lot of people this season. There is a reason Poles and the Bears went after St. Brown and that reason is likely Getsy.

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If a couple of these receivers do connect with Fields and Darnell Mooney continues to grow with the young quarterback, the offense could look better than what many experts expect from the Chicago Bears this season. We’ll see when the games begin in September.