Ted Ginn Jr. turned 35 in April, but after the Chicago Bears let Taylor Gabriel go this offseason, they were looking for his replacement and have settled on Ginn Jr. He has signed a one-year deal with the Bears, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
The Bears currently have Allen Robinson and Anthony Miller as their Top-2 receivers but a logjam of prospects after that. According to Pro Football Focus, Ginn’s average depth of target was 16 yards downfield last season that helped him to seven explosive plays while no Bears receiver had more than four. Of course, much of that has to do with Mitch Trubisky and the Bears offense compared to Drew Brees and the Saints offense, but there is no doubt the team needs to attack downfield more often.
The question for the Bears is, does Ginn have anything left? The answer is probably not much, but as the third or fourth target, used mostly deep, he should be an upgrade until one of the prospects can get things going. But, as far as inspiring moves go, the BEars have done their best to un-inspire their fanbase and their chances of winning.