The Bears are making some big moves today by signing some depth at the receiver position by adding Dante Pettis and Tajae Sharpe. Pettis, 26, played college football at Washington and was selected in the second round of the 2018 NFL draft by the San Francisco 49ers. He has started 14 out of his possible 30 games played. He has had issues staying healthy, while being in the league for four seasons and only appearing in 30 games. But the upside is that he has been majorly effective when he is on the field and he is still only 26 years old. The Bears are getting a great addition to their team and for Justin Fields. Pettis has 42 catches for 652 yards with eight touchdowns in his career. So just about every six receptions, Dante Pettis has scored a touchdown on. That’s some major red zone threat.
The Bears also signed Tajae Sharpe, who is only 26, and played college football at Massachusetts and was drafted in the fifth round of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Tennessee Titans. He has appeared in 66 games in his career, all while missing the 2017 due to injury. He has racked up an impressive 117 receptions for 1,397 yards since being drafted. It has always seemed that he has had a lack of targets thrown his way, or that the passing attack in Tennessee wasn’t too impressive (and honestly still isn’t yet). Sharpe did spend the 2021 Vikings, Chiefs, and Falcons, all who have a respectable offense, but also have a lot of choices in the receiver room. Sharpe will head to Chicago and hope for more targets.