The Chicago Bears must officially move on from Kevin White

NASHVILLE, TN - AUGUST 27: LeShaun Sims /

The Chicago Bears wide receiver corps took another major hit this weekend with Kevin White suffering a season ending injury.

Kevin White’s career with the Chicago Bears might have come to an abrupt end this weekend with yet another season ending injury. It’s suspected that White suffered a broken collar bone which will cost him the rest of the season.

He has only played in 5 regular season games for the Bears in three years. The injuries have also appeared to have sapped some of his speed and overall confidence. It’s officially time for the Chicago Bears to move on from White.

This is a team that just drafted their quarterback of the future in Mitch Trubisky. They need to surround him with enough weapons to ensure he succeeds. White inability to stay on the field eliminates him from that category.

During this past offseason, the Bears decided against signing Alshon Jeffery to a big money deal. They instead chose to put their faith in Cameron Meredith and White. Both of those players are now dealing with long term injuries.

However, it’s hard to fault the Bears for allowing Jeffery to walk. He was someone who’s availability was limited because of injuries.

Next year’s free agent class could feature wide receivers such as Julian Edelman, Jarvis Landry and Terrelle Pryor. Each of them have talent, but none should be considered No. 1 options. Chicago’s best bet is to use the draft to replace White.

The 2018 NFL Draft features several intriguing receiver prospects. Alabama’s Calvin Ridley sits at the top of that list. He’s a smooth athlete who can stretch the field and run clean routes.

A few other names to watch include Texas A&M’s Christian Kirk, Clemson’s Deon Cain, Oklahoma State’s James Washington and Florida State’s Auden Tate. It would make sense for the Bears to grab a young stud to develop alongside Trubisky.

Unfortunately, the Bears have little to no options to find some immediate help for this season. They have to roll with the players currently on their roster. That group was uninspiring this past weekend and doesn’t figure to get much better.