Bears Might Actually Try To Get Better This Offseason

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Vincent Jackson

Following a year in which they were one of the lowest-spending teams in the NFL, again paid no attention to the fact they don’t have a No. 1 or No. 2-caliber NFL receiver, and the picked up a bunch of Dallas Cowboys castoffs, one of which turned out to be (allegedly) operating a major drug ring, the Chicago Bears might actually try to pull their heads out of their ass this offseason.

That’s right. Now that the organization has rid itself of Matt Millen 2.0 — former general manager Jerry Angelo — the Bears may try to address some of their needs. That list reportedly begins with receiver Vincent Jackson, who’s set to become a free agent after San Diego chose not to use the franchise tag on him.

Two sources say they expect Chicago to aggressively pursue Jackson, who caught 60 balls for 1,106 yards and nine TDs in 2011.

Jackson would give Bears quarterback Jay Cutler something he hasn’t had since he teamed with Brandon Marshall in Denver — a tall receiver. Cutler is on record as saying he wants to the Bears to get a receiver 6-2 or above this offseason. Jackson is 6-5.

Would the move put the Bears in the top two in the NFC North again? Maybe. It would definitely make their offense more dynamic. They still have an aging defense and holes on the offensive line, though.

If they address those needs as well, the division again has three playoff-caliber teams.

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Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.

5 Comments on "Bears Might Actually Try To Get Better This Offseason"

  1. Hacksaw

    The Bears would still suck if they had Optimus Prime on their team. The Bears are basically the Vikings with more history, destined to dissapoint.

  2. Shawn iltarion

    I guess Roy Williams doesn’t count as a tall WR?

    Anyway, yes, having V-Jack would be an improvement for the Bears, but the guy has never overly impressed me. He runs shit routes and doesn’t have a quick first step. He is basically a run down the field and you throw it up to me kind of guy, which works perfectly with Phillip Rivers.

    On the other hand, Sam Shields has already pretty much proven he can’t cover him; so maybe I should be more concerned.

  3. TyKoSteamboat

    the bears suck & Vin Jackson is good but not great or dynamic or anything…and he is a diva too. The Bears are gona suck for years to come…old & slow

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