The Bears’ Wide Receivers Seem … Unhappy

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The Bears’ Wide Receivers Seem … Unhappy

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Muhsin Muhammad once called Chicago the place “where receivers go to die.”

But for brief instances, that wasn’t the case. For instance, the time when Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery were Pro Bowl teammates. Or back in 2018, when Allen Robinson and Anthony Miller seemed destined to be building blocks for a new-look Bears offense.

Unfortunately, the Bears’ receivers room appears to be back in the dark place:

Patrick Sheldon shared a screen shot of Javon Wims’ Twitter account “liking” a tweet saying “Chicago is where receivers go to die” and one from Anthony Miller “liking” a post from a Patriots fan asking him to join their team. Altogether, it’s not a great look.

Combine recent social media activity from receivers Anthony Miller and Javon Wims with …

•   Allen Robinson “liking” tweets from fans of other teams asking him to join them
•   Robinson’s agent publicly criticizing the team’s usage of him in the red-zone
•   The time Robinson scrubbed his social media of Bears references
•   Oh, and that one time Robinson reportedly requested a trade

And let’s not forget last year’s report from October 2019 that Bears receivers were reportedly “unhappy” with Mitchell Trubisky. Because while that potential mutiny didn’t get out of hand, there’s been no improvement on the quarterbacking side of things. Which is perhaps why we’re seeing rumblings surface publicly.

Ultimately, it’s one big ole Yikes! when it comes to the Bears’ pass-catchers. Granted, one bit of unhappiness comes via social media activity from a seventh-round pick who was a healthy scratch in his first game eligible after serving a suspension for punching an opponent wearing a helmet. And the other comes from a receiver whose inconsistency has been publicly criticized by his head coach. Nevertheless, the tension is palpable.

In the end, the irony shouldn’t be lost here. HOWEVA … let’s not lose sight of the growing tension on a team seemingly on the verge of coming unglued down the stretch.

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Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.