The dormant Chicago Bears offense will receive a boost ahead of their primetime clash with the Carolina Panthers on Thursday Night Football. Per NFL insider Adam Schefter, the Bears have activated wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown from the injured reserve (IR) before Thursday’s tilt.
Chicago Bears WR Equanimeous St. Brown: Underwhelming NFL Production Despite Solid Rookie Campaign
On Thursday night, St. Brown will slot back into his receiver role against the Carolina Panthers. However, he had just one reception for 21 yards across the team’s first two games of October despite playing a 49% snap share. St. Brown started 16 games for the Bears in 2022, catching 21 passes for 323 yards and one touchdown.
The former Notre Dame standout started his career with the Green Bay Packers, playing with future Hall of Fame quarterback Aaron Rodgers from 2018-2021. He showed brilliance as a rookie, snagging 21 passes for a career-best 328 yards. During his rookie campaign, he posted two games of 89 or more receiving yards. However, a solid first-year has not translated to consistent playing time or involvement on offense for St. Brown. After back-to-back declining years with the Packers, the wideout signed with the Chicago Bears in 2022.
Chicago Bears QB Tyson Bagent: St. Brown Offers a Deep Threat for Rookie Signal-Caller
Rookie quarterback Tyson Bagent has never played a regular season game with St. Brown at receiver. Since taking over as the Chicago Bears quarterback in Week 6, his go-to targets have been the receiving duo of DJ Moore and Darnell Mooney, as well as tight end Cole Kmet. St. Brown could offer Bagent a deep threat, as Bagent averages just 6.3 yards per attempt. The undrafted rookie has thrown three touchdowns against six picks this season. Meanwhile, St. Brown averages a smooth 15.0 receiving yards per reception.