Matt Nagy is excited about what Cordarrelle Patterson can do with Bears
The Chicago Bears have not been shy about expressing their high hopes on offense going into the 2019 NFL season. Head coach Matt Nagy may be relying on wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson to help them do so.
Patterson has established himself as quite the swiss-army man thanks to his versatility as a weapon on offense and special teams. According to Jason Lieser of the Chicago Sun-Times, Nagy is enamored with his skill set:
“There’s not a limit,” said Nagy, who likened Patterson’s energy and versatility to Tarik Cohen and Chiefs dynamo Tyreek Hill. “He can do a lot of different things.”
There is certainly plenty of truth to Nagy’s comments. Patterson was able to put his skills on display for the New England Patriots last season. He finished the 2018 campaign averaging 5.4 yards per carry as a running back while hauling in 21 receptions for 247 yards and five total touchdowns.
The Bears have put an emphasis on shoring up the firepower around quarterback Mitchell Trubiskiy in recent years. It paid off with his emergence as a promising, young quarterback last season. Having a weapon like Patterson to plug in virtually anywhere on the field could certainly go a long way for Trubisky and the rest of the offense.
Getting him involved in an efficient manner will continue to be a work in progress through the preseason.
Regardless, it is clear that Nagy has big plans for this offense which means Patterson could potentially etch out an integral role for himself in Chicago this season.