The Chicago Bears are entering the 2021 NFL season on a high note for the first time in years. Gone are the days of wondering whether Mitchell Trubisky will turn things around and here are the days of Justin Fields being the potential franchise quarterback that Chicago has been needing.
With the season right around the corner, everyone is focusing on training camp. Fields will be the main topic of discussion for the Bears, although Ryan Pace and company will also have some tough roster decisions to make.
Many believe that the Bears could make a run for the NFC North division title this season. With the unrest surrounding Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers, no one knows what to expect from them. If they struggle this season, the Bears feel that they are a better all-around team than the Minnesota Vikings.
All of that being said, let’s dive in and take a look at two potential cut candidates for the Bears entering training camp.
2. Javon Wims, Wide Receiver
One potential roster bubble candidate could be wide receiver Javon Wims. Chicago has been high on him over the last few years, but he has yet to figure things out and put it all together.
During the 2020 season with the Bears, Wims only caught six passes for 48 yards and a touchdown. Back in 2019, he racked up 18 receptions for 186 yards and a score. Those numbers have not been good enough to keep him around this season if he doesn’t come through with a good show in training camp and preseason action.
Wims would be able to latch on with another team if he ends up being cut, but that may end up being his reality. The Bears may decide to keep him around, but he is certainly a player to keep an eye on.
1. Ryan Nall, Running Back
Finally, we have to touch on a fan favorite that no one wants to see go, but who could very well end up getting cut. Ryan Nall finds himself in a relatively stacked backfield and seems like a long-shot to make the roster.
Nall will be competing with David Montgomery, Tarik Cohen, and Damien Williams. Last season, Nall only carried the ball three times for zero yards, but he did catch eight passes for 67 yards and a touchdown. While he may be a fan favorite, his play has not done the talking for why he deserves a roster spot.
With so many talented running backs and no role available for Nall, he should and likely will be on his way out of town. Fans will remember him fondly, but it’s time to prepare for the Bears cutting him.