New WR addition Markus Wheaton can aid Bears’ receiving corps

Connor Price takes a look at the addition of new Chicago Bears wide receiver Markus Wheaton.

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New WR addition Markus Wheaton can aid Bears’ receiving corps


Markus Wheaton showed flashes of excellence during his four-year tenure as a Steeler. There proved to be no room for him in the talented Pittsburgh receiving corps, however, as they team let him walk. PFF shows how he could fare in Chicago.

  • Wheaton graded above-average in the two years he was given a fair number of targets; he was targeted 88 times in 2014 and 89 in 2015.
  • The former Steeler ranked in the top half of the league in YPRR (yards per route run) just once in his career (2015 season).
  • The Bears had no wide receivers grade above 75.0 last season. Wheaton will compete with Cameron Meredith and returning Kevin White for snaps this season.

Markus Wheaton