By Chris Emma-
Top receiver Alshon Jeffery had just spurned Chicago for Philadelphia and new quarterback signing Mike Glennon lost the target on whom the Bears had often relied for five seasons. On the same day, Wheaton arrived in Lake Forest to sign with his new team.
The 26-year-old Wheaton, now the elder statesman of the Bears’ receiving group, can’t be expected to accumulate Jeffery numbers, nor should he draw such a comparison, even if his plane to Chicago may have passed Jeffery’s to Philadelphia. But general manager Ryan Pace is hoping his team can find a combination of production at receiver with the newcomers Wheaton and Kendall Wright joining Cam Meredith and Kevin White.
Wheaton should be a major part of the Bears’ new-look passing attack. He expects to be busy.
“All over the field,” Wheaton said upon signing. “I played a lot of slot in Pittsburgh. I was also on …
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