Bears' Updated Depth Chart After Marquise Goodwin ContractApril 17, 2021
The Chicago Bears went out and got quarterback Andy Dalton another weapon Friday, adding former San Francisco 49ers wideout Marquise Goodwin to a one-year contract.
The 30-year-old Texas product was a third-round pick by the Buffalo Bills in the 2013 NFL draft and has shown brief flashes of brilliance in the NFL. In three years with the Niners, Goodwin caught 91 passes for 1,543 yards and seven touchdowns.
Here's how he'll fit in when he gets to the Windy City.
Chicago Bears Offensive Depth Chart
QB: Andy Dalton, Nick Foles
RB: David Montgomery, Tarik Cohen, Ryan Nall
WR 1: Allen Robinson, Marquise Goodwin
WR 2: Darnell Mooney, Javon Wims
WR 3: Anthony Miller, Riley Ridley
TE: Jimmy Graham, Cole Kmet
LT: Charles Leno Jr., Badara Traore
LG: James Daniels, Arlington Hambright
C: Cody Whitehair, Sam Mustipher
RG: Germain Ifedi, Alex Bars
RT: Bobby Massie, Lachavious Simmons
Allen Robinson and Anthony Miller should remain the top two targets for Dalton next year, but Goodwin will provide a good change-of-pace threat on the outside.
He's hauled in a pass of 60 yards or longer in three of his last four seasons with the lone exception a nonetheless impressive 38-yard catch last season. As far as free-agent fliers ahead of the draft go, it's a solid move for Chicago to round out its receiver corps with another veteran it can plug in whenever needed.
Regardless of what the Bears do in the draft at the end of the month, Goodwin is a low-risk move that could pay quick dividends for general manager Ryan Pace and head coach Matt Nagy.