As the Kansas City Chiefs get set to take on the Philadelphia Eagles in what should be a fantastic Super Bowl matchup, the Chicago Bears can only look on and wonder how they can get to the same level next season.
Two teams that are equally stacked in nearly every facet, and the Bears have a real opportunity to try and swing the momentum that way themselves.
The Bears could look at these two teams and begin their shopping list for free agency, perhaps. These franchises have a lot of talent, and some that will be hitting the market.
Let’s focus on Kansas City, first, and dig into three possible free agent signings the Bears could make.
Chiefs free agents the Chicago Bears could sign: Mecole Hardman, WR
A second-round pick out of Georgia back in 2019, Mecole Hardman’s top attribute was pretty obvious coming out of college. It’s speed, and a whole lot of it.
The Bears need to add an alpha wideout, and Hardman wouldn’t be that type of guy. However, he’d be another weapon this offense could deploy along with Chase Claypool and Darnell Mooney, and hopefully one more big name.
Hardman has never gone over 700 receiving yards or six receiving touchdowns in a season, but he’s been a valuable asset that can be used in a multitude of ways. Assuming he doesn’t get some ridiculous offer elsewhere, Hardman should come pretty cheap.
The Bears will likely have two spots to fill on their receiver depth chart, and Hardman would be a solid addition as the WR3 or WR4.