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Author: Jon Kuzma
The Chicago Bears had a good year before only scoring 15 points in their playoff loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. That made it obvious that Chicago needs to find a way to put up more offensive production in order make a serious run at the Super Bowl. The Bears don’t have a first round draft pick because of the Khalil Mack trade and that means Ryan Pace will have to come up with a creative solution for the team’s problems. One course of action could be signing Golden Tate in free agency who was actually the guy who helped the Eagles beat the Bears in the NFC wildcard. The offensive line needs some work too but if you go back and watch Chicago’s postseason loss it becomes obvious that they didn’t have nearly as many weapons as Philadelphia had. So while Nick Foles was throwing to Alshon Jeffery, Zach Ertz, Nelson Agholor, and Tate. The only person who stepped up for Trubisky was Allen Robinson who had 143 yards and 1 touchdown. Taylor Gabriel was good during the regular season and he does really well with some of the jet sweeps Matt Nagy likes to run. However none of that was effective against Philly’s front seven. Proving that Chicago has to look at some other options and at least Tate wouldn’t cost future draft picks like trading for Antonio Brown would. Another thing that has to be mentioned is the Detroit Lions shipped out Tate at the trade deadline and going to the Windy City would give the veteran receiver a chance to get back at his former team. When someone over looks your value there’s no doubt you want to do everything you can to prove them wrong. What’s a better way for Tate to get even then heading back to the NFC North and taking it to Detroit for the next two or three years? Therefore it’s a move that makes sense for all parties involved.
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Could Golden Tate be the answer to Chicago’s offensive woes?