Bears Reached Out To Notable WR Before Landing Keenan Allen

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Written By Maya Cantina

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The Chicago Bears are only a few weeks away from making their decision on who’ll they’ll take with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft, even though all signs are pointing toward the storied franchise bringing in Caleb Williams out of the University of Southern California to be their new starting quarterback.

With the team presumably preparing to bring in a new franchise quarterback, Chicago has been doing what it can to add talent to the squad in order to give the Bears the best chance to compete right out of the gate to start the 2024 NFL season.

One move the team made to address the offense in order to give Williams a veteran target along with star wide receiver DJ Moore is trading for former Los Angeles Chargers star wideout Keenan Allen.

Apparently, before the team traded for Allen, the Bears kicked the tires on bringing in another former Chargers wide receiver, Mike Williams.

According to Josh Schrock of NBC Sports Chicago, Chicago reached out to Williams, who was on vacation overseas and then they pivoted to trading for Allen via Sky Kruse of The Bears Wire.

Although Williams would’ve been a welcome addition to the squad in Chicago, the team still improved in that area by being able to bring in Allen via trade, as he and Moore will be solid targets for Williams downfield during the 2024 campaign.

Along with adding Williams into the fold, the Bears also added running back D’Andre Swift to backfield, which should make Chicago a force to be reckoned with offensively next season.

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