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Tuesday, August 14th, 2018



File this under wacky. Tribune’s Vaughn McClure reports:

Bernard Berrian is starting to make the kind of big-time plays expected of a No. 1 receiver. Now he wants to be paid like one.

Berrian was asked by WMVP-AM 1000′s “Mac, Jurko and Harry” if he expects to be among the 10 highest-paid wide receivers.

“It depends. I mean, in a way, yeah, actually, yeah, I do,” he said. “I’ve still got to play and finish out the season. If I have any dropoff from what I’m doing now, then no. But if I still continue to play the way I’m playing and progress, then yes.”

Kind of ironic he used the word “dropoff”. Has any Bears receiver dropped more passes than Berrian this year? Doubtful, even though I acknowledge there have been many culprits. Perhaps the Bears asked Berrian to do more than his previous role as deep threat–maybe too much. Because he rarely seems comfortable on anything over the middle.

I like Berrian and he obviously has skills and some moxie. The play he made on Sunday was nothing short of spectacular. But if he wants to be paid like a top 10 receiver, then have a nice career on the Jets. Because I could name 20 wide receivers that I would rather have than Berrian.

  • dhaab

    I could name 30. :)

  • http://zonersports.com The Zoner

    30 might be tough. But I was thinking–was he even the best receiver on the field on Sunday? That might have been Brandon Marshall.

  • dhaab

    Berrian has played maybe 6 or 7 good games during his career. I’m sure there’s at least 30 active NFL WR’s who’ve done more. He’s a fast guy but his hands are questionable at best.

  • http://www.meaninglis.com Lis

    Berrian is a #1 WR. However, over the last 2 years he doesn’t lead the team in TD’s. He doesn’t lead the team in all purpose yards. So how can he expect to get #1 money if he’s not even #1 on the Bears statistically?

    IMO Berrian is the least needed FA between Briggs and himself, assuming Rex doesn’t get re-uped.

    For the record I want DEREK ANDERSON! We’d have to give up a 1st and 3rd round pick. But we have an extra 3rd round pick anyways. DA is 6’6″ 24 years old.

    Check out his stats.

  • http://zonersports.com The Zoner

    Berrian is so not a #1 WR. I’d go so far to say if Mark Bradley had stayed healthy, Berrian would be relatively unknown.

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