The Chicago Bears’ star wideout, Devin Funchess, will be a free agent after the 2017 season, but the team doesn’t plan to part ways with him for nothing.
The Bears have made it clear they will not let their star wide out go without a fight, and coach Marc Trestman has already said that he would prefer to keep him.
But he knows that his star wide receivers have the potential to become franchise players, and he believes that if they stay healthy and perform well in the season ahead, they will be able to keep them.
The fact that the team will likely pay a premium to keep Funcheson makes him an attractive asset, but it also means that the Bears will need to keep their best wide receiver on the roster.
While there are many other talented receivers in the league, there are very few that can play at the same level as the Bears.
The Bears need to ensure that their other wide receivers get a chance to play at a high level, and the Bears may be able for the first time in their NFL history to have both of their star receivers on the same roster.
There are a number of other wideouts who could be open to teams looking for an upgrade in the future, and it would be interesting to see what they could be offered if they decide to re-sign with the Bears, and are willing to take a pay cut.
Funches departure will make that much more likely.
It will be interesting if the Bears want to keep one of their stars for a long time, and if they can find someone who fits the bill.
It could be difficult for any team to match the salaries and bonuses that the players in the top 10 of the Pro Football Hall of Fame are paid, and teams may want to think carefully about what they are willing or able to offer if they wish to keep the player.
The good news is that if the franchise doesn’t decide to part with one of its stars, the Bears could still use some help at wide receiver.
While the team has plenty of talent, they do not have many wideouts capable of holding down the position, so the team could try to find a long-term replacement for Funchesess.
The next two weeks are key for any franchise looking to build a contender.
The team will need a few players to step up to the plate in order to keep pace with the rest of the league in the postseason.
The draft could come to fruition, and there is the potential for the team to add another star receiver before the end of the regular season.