The days of Devin Hester playing wide receiver are over. New Bears coach Marc Trestman said on Wednesday that the explosive Hester will only be used as a return man for the team.
This news is hardly surprising as Hester has been a liability in the passing game and the Bears have also had a turnover on their coaching staff.
Under Lovie Smith the Bears attempted to get Hester more touches to take advantage of his play making threat but that proved problematic as he had just 49 catches and two touchdowns over the last two seasons despite starting 13 games and playing in 31.
Trestman also said that he expects second year player Alshon Jeffery to be a starter on the Bears this season.
Brandon Marshall, Jeffery, Earl Bennett and Martellus Bennett will be Jay Cutler’s top-four pass-catching options.