Chicago Bears WR Marquess Wilson Ready to Make NFL Impact as No. 3

Former Washington State Cougars receiver Marquess Wilson has become a starting-caliber player for the Chicago Bears as a No. 3 behind Alson Jeffery and Brandon Marshall.

It took about half a season longer than I predicted after the 2013 NFL draft, but it’s happened. The Bears are really excited about his upside and his growth to this point. Wilson has been turning himself into a pro and according to Grizzly Gridiron has been working out.

Marquess Wilson is entering this season as the favorite to win the 3rd spot on the depth chart, having spent all off-season working out with Jeffery and Marshall in Florida. He was once thought of to be a 2nd-3rd round prospect coming out of Washington State University finishing up his nine game campaign with 52 receptions, 813 yards and 5 TDs. His 2013 dismissal was due to differences (abuse) with head coach, Mike Leach.

Most Coug-fans (including us at ACU) questioned Wilson’s work ethic coming out of college, rightfully so. But I did think that Chicago was one of the few great destinations for him because of the work ethic that Marshall has exhibited throughout his NFL career.

It seems for the betterment of himself, Wilson has gained an immense amount of respect for his superstar mates, who are possibly the best tandem the NFL has to offer right now. He may also be taking some pride in proving the doubters wrong, which sometimes is the way things have to go for players to reach their potential.

There’s still a long ways to go before the season, but right now it looks like Marquess Wilson has put himself in prime position to make a bid at a starting role in the Chicago offense. Not all of you will agree with this but couldn’t be happier for the kid.