Last season Devin Hester led the Bears in yards (665), running back Matt Forte in receptions (64), and Greg Olsen in touchdowns (5). Bears wide receivers caught just nine touchdown passes last season, with Hester grabbing the most with three.
While the Bears made a major upgrade at signal caller, the need for a No. 1 target is still a pressing issue. The Cutler-Marshall combo connected for 104 receptions, 1,265 yards, and six touchdowns in 2008. Cutler's No. 2 man Eddie Royal, who matches Hester physically, grabbed 91 receptions for 980 yards and five touchdowns.
A quarterback can only be as good as his offensive line and receiving corps. If the Bears are unable to improve Hester very quickly the Cutler experiment will come under scrutiny.
The young No. 1 receiver, Anquan Boldin, is not available since the Bears used their draft picks on Cutler. Some time could be bought by chasing after Marvin Harrison. The aging Harrison can mentor the young Chicago squad and help mold Hester, Earl Bennett, and Juaquin Iglesias into a valuable and effective receiving corps.
While Chicago looks for a true No. 1, Cutler will have to work with what he has. The Bears don't have the worst corps in the league but it certainly needs some work.
Improving at quarterback is one step forward, but for Cutler to find maximum success in the Windy City, he needs to find another Marshall to throw to.