Kevin White’s time with the Bears was a let-down.
The first player selected by GM Ryan Pace never fulfilled his promise, as injuries kept him off the field. And even though he has been dealt a bad hand on the injury front, the 28-year-old continues to push forward:
The 49ers have signed former Bears WR Kevin White. He’s back.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) August 27, 2020
White has resurfaced after signing with the 49ers. The comeback tour resumes in San Francisco, which is dealing with a flurry of wide receiver injuries of their own. I’m not sure what the 49ers expect to get out of the seventh overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. But it’s not difficult to be enticed by White’s work ethic and prospect pedigree.
Earlier in the offseason, White opened up about his career in Chicago. In his reflections, White dropped this quote that still sticks with me: “I got dealt bust cards and can’t cry about it, complain about it. But it is kind of a punch in the stomach where it’s like I got all the talent in the world, done it the right way, like why, God? What am I doing wrong? What do you want me to see out of being hurt year after year after year?” It was part of a must-read piece by JJ Stankevitz of NBC Sports Chicago.
No one is sure what White’s future holds. But a player on this type of a journey is easy to root for as he attempts to keep fighting.