ESPN Chicago reported today that the Chicago Bears want Marquess Wilson to win the battle for the teams number three wide receiver spot. They go on to say it is Wilson’s to lose.
Wilson is entering his second season in the NFL and with the Bears. He posted two receptions for 13 yards last season with the team. He is locked behind outside number one wide receiver Brandon Marshall and outside number two wide receiver Alshon Jeffrey. His biggest competition however will come from veteran wideout Josh Morgan.
Morgan will begin his seventh NFL season and first with the Bears. He previously played for the San Francisco 49ers for his first four NFL seasons and most recently played two seasons for the Washington Redskins.
Morgan isn’t likely to give up the number three role easily but the Bears believe in the second-year pro they drafted in the 7th round of the 2013 NFL Draft. Morgan is a quick wide-receiver with good hands and should benefit this year from the coverage that will be devoted to Marshall and Jeffries. In addition, the Bears will get tight end Martellus Bennett more involved as well.
If Wilson can hold down the slot position as the teams number three, the battle for the fourth and fifth spot, should the Bears keep five, would fall to Morgan, Michael Spurlock, Eric Weems, Armanti Edwards, and two others. If the Bears opt for five at the position the fifth spot could likely go to whomever can handle return duties on special teams.