2. Chicago Bears
The Chicago Bears are averaging 178 passing yards per game, 28th in the NFL. Part of the problem may fall on young quarterback Mitch Trubisky, but in his defense, who is he throwing the ball to.
Chicago was active this offseason and added Allen Robinson, Taylor Gabriel and Trey Burton. Through three games, they have combined for 41 receptions, 373 yards and only one score. Robinson is slowly becoming Trubisky’s number one option and is only receiver over 100 yards.
Trubisky has thrown zero touchdowns in two out of the team’s three games. The Bears made one huge splash by adding Khalil Mack and it has paid off big time. They are one of the top defensive units in the league.
By adding Bryant, they won’t become one of the best offenses, but they will be a better team. Bryant would play the veteran role on this Bear’s offense and would be another big target for Trubisky.
1. New England Patriots
The Patriots are 1-2 this year and are coming off back-to-back losses. The last time they had a two-game losing streak was 2015, and ended up losing in the Super Bowl. Similar to Chicago, New England is towards the bottom of the NFL in passing yards per game.
Tom Brady has been without his top receiver, Julian Edelman and will be without him for one more game. Edelman was suspended for the first four games for violating the NFL’s performance enhancing substances policy and is expected to make his debut Week 5 against the Colts.
Brady’s top receiver right now is running back James White with 14 receptions and two scores. Tight end Rob Gronkowski leads the team in yards with 189. Phillip Dorsett has been decent with 12 receptions for 110 yards and one score, but is nothing special.
New England recently made a trade for former Browns receiver Josh Gordon, who has yet to make his debut with the Patriots. But, this shouldn’t stop them from trying to add Bryant. Gordon is currently battling a hamstring injury and at any moment could potentially have a relapse. Also, it appears Gronkowski is struggling to get separation and isn’t nearly as dominant as he once was.
We all remember what happened when the Patriots signed Randy Moss, this could be Moss 2.0. If there is one team in the NFL that could deal with a “problem” player it’s the Patriots. Adding Bryant would be the team’s second low risk, high reward move.
Bottom line, this team should be looking to surround Brady with the most talent possible, because it doesn’t appear that the Brady and Bill Belichick era will last much longer. With that being said, take the risk and sign Bryant.