Bears WR Cameron Meredith primed for breakout third season?

With Alshon Jeffery leaving town, the opportunity is there for Cameron Meredith to have a big year three for Chicago.

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Bears WR Cameron Meredith primed for breakout third season?


  • With the departure of WR Alshon Jeffery (7.7 targets per game last year) and Kevin White failing to live up to expectations after two seasons, there will be competition this season for the number one receiver spot in Chicago.
  • Bears WR Cameron Meredith heads into the 2017 season after a productive 2016. Among receivers with at least 90 targets, Meredith ranked ninth in the league last year in yards per route run (2.09).
  • 2016 Bears QBs Jay Cutler, Brian Hoyer, and Matt Barkley finished with passer ratings of 78.1, 98.0, and 68.3 on the year. When targeting Meredith, “Bears QB” had a passer rating of 100.1.
  • Meredith established himself as a very capable deep threat last season. On deep passes (passes traveling 20-plus yards), he caught 7 of 10 targets and scored 4 touchdowns.

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  • america-a terrorist country

    cutler is gone!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Chad

    Hoyer has a tendency to pick go to WR heavily target them. Happened with Texans and Hopkins he saw near record targets with Hoyer at QB. Kevin White was his guy before going down with injury and Meredith stepped in as the primary. A great article idea would be what this means for Pierre Garcon!

    • Chad

      That said Meredith is legit he has size and speed and has worked his butt off to improve he is a starter in this league. His breakout was last year it will be tough for him to dramatically improve those numbers with the WR additions and probable shift to more run centric offense. Not to mention likely worse QB play. Hoyer had a rock solid 98 QB rating and Barkley actually did decent.