Two’s a crowd: Michael Pittman to Chicago?
Rumor has come out in the past week that the Indianapolis Colts are considering sending wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. to the Chicago Bears with picks for the number one overall pick. After the Colts wasted big bucks on veteran and career-choker Matt Ryan, they are desperate to draft their next guy in 2023.
Colts general manager Chris Ballard said recently he’d do whatever it takes to draft the right quarterback. He might think he can get away with fleecing the Bears. Bears insider David Kaplan recently said there were reports the Colts had a package in mind that included Pittman, possibly another player, and a “bevy” of picks.
— Chi Town Sports (@ChiTownnSports) January 14, 2023
Dear lord, no. The Bears already have two number two wide receivers in Chase Claypool and Darnell Mooney. They don’t need Pittman to come and be the third number two option. If the Colts aren’t putting offensive guard Quenton Nelson in that package, Ballard isn’t serious about a number one overall quarterback in this year’s class.
Pittman has just over 2,500 yards and eleven touchdowns in his first three seasons in the league. Those numbers are in the same ballpark as Mooney and Claypool. The Bears need a true number-one wide receiver now. Pittman is a waste of space on the Bears’ sideline when there would be value in a trade for a player like Nelson or another high draft pick.
Desperate Bears fans respond on Twitter
Bears fans responded on Twitter. Some fans, eager to see a 21st-century passing game, are over eager for Pittman to come to Chicago. Other fans seem more level-headed. Here are the best takes on Twitter on the trade rumor to send Michael Pittman to the Bears.
I don't want Michael Pittman on the Chicago Bears.
He is another Mooney/Claypool-level receiver but his name recognition & the draft capital drive up his cost.
If we are gonna have a 3-headed receiving monster, go sign DJ Chark for a lot cheaper than what MP will cost.
— Balakay (@Balakay) January 15, 2023
— Dan Quist (@QuistofFate) January 15, 2023
He’s also horrible against Man coverage so the issue of receivers creating separation on it gets worse
It’s interesting though https://t.co/feuz5YWGBl
— Marcus Newling (@MarcusNewling) January 15, 2023
Pass. No thanks. https://t.co/0gZlYXzyhv
— M Rob (@M_Rob_2418) January 15, 2023
that would actually be a great move https://t.co/ZnwaKQjkV1
— Marshawn🥶 (@MarshGod) January 15, 2023
I'd love it. Next to Mooney!? https://t.co/LTglCEm2g1
— Alex 🖤 (@AlexTheRB) January 15, 2023
People don’t realize how good he is😂😂😭 https://t.co/SERC3RCYDs
— Diaz (@AdrianDiaz250) January 15, 2023
It’s real poverty when bear fans are hyping up Michael Pittman
— Raul Bennington (@black_42) January 15, 2023
If Nelson was apart of the trade yes… Get Brandon from San fran and we talking https://t.co/Nzsx9KWJM8
— CHEAP___Broke__HUNGRY (@BrokeCheap) January 14, 2023
How about no https://t.co/RcsB9MBNKn
— 👑Grand Patron (@_chris34) January 15, 2023
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