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Kevin White: It’s got to happen now

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The Bears had high hopes for what wide receiver Kevin White could do in their offense when they drafted him in the first round of the 2015 draft, but they haven’t had much of a chance to actually see him in their offense.

White has played in just four games, catching 19 passes for 187 yards, over his first two seasons due to leg injuries that have otherwise kept him out of the lineup in Chicago. That makes 2017 a pivotal year for White and he said Tuesday that he is well aware of the stakes.

“It’s got to happen now,” White said. “I’ve got to turn it up. You know even in year one, year two, I always want to turn it up and show what I can do. So to me, year three, it’s time.”

The departure of Alshon Jeffery has left the Bears without an established No. 1 receiver heading into the season, so White’s emergence would definitely be a case of better late than never for Chicago. If he can’t, a fourth bite at the apple might have to come somewhere else.

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18 Responses to “Kevin White: It’s got to happen now”
  1. flipola says: May 30, 2017 5:17 PM

    Aside from Amari, pretty crappy receiver class.

  2. bassplucker says: May 30, 2017 5:18 PM

    I read that he has been spending this offseason basically re-learning how to run. The new narrative being, all of his leg problems are the result of him running wrong.

    But yet, he still ran 4.35 at the combine.

    A whole lot doesn’t add up with this guy. He seems like a good kid but I don’t have any delusions his ceiling is anything more than a decent possession receiver at this point. Not even withstanding the speed lost to his injuries, he’s simply lost too much development time when he was green as grass to begin with.

  3. Before you hate, just make sure you refer to him as '2015 PRO BOWL MVP' Matthew Stafford says: May 30, 2017 5:22 PM

    #weownthebears

  4. bobthebillsfan says: May 30, 2017 5:23 PM

    For him and the Bears I hope it works out, he had so much promise coming out of West Virginia and so far has not been able to contribute.

  5. sgordon909usdm419 says: May 30, 2017 5:31 PM

    So glad Raiders took Amari Cooper.

  6. upnorthvikesfan says: May 30, 2017 6:14 PM

    flipola says:
    May 30, 2017 5:17 PM

    Aside from Amari, pretty crappy receiver class.

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    Cooper was the best of the 2015 draft class for sure. But lets not forget about Stefon Diggs with the Vikings. 5th rounder that year and his numbers are very solid and he’s only getting better.

  7. 50cal87 says: May 30, 2017 6:14 PM

    Well with Mitch throwing him the rock IDK how this guy won’t be a top-end #1 Fantasy WR…

  8. crik911 says: May 30, 2017 6:20 PM

    As a Bears fan I can say I wish the kid the best. If he can’t get it together, release him and ban #13 jersey.

  9. wafflestomp says: May 30, 2017 6:29 PM

    Very disappointed for this kid.
    So much promise.
    Hopefully he can still salvage something of his career.

  10. dansnyder says: May 30, 2017 6:34 PM

    flipola says:
    May 30, 2017 5:17 PM
    Aside from Amari, pretty crappy receiver class.

    Jamison Crowder not doing 2 shabby. Sure he’s not a #1 but he’s still a productive receiver

  11. flviking says: May 30, 2017 6:49 PM

    wafflestomp says:
    May 30, 2017 6:29 PM
    Very disappointed for this kid.
    So much promise.
    Hopefully he can still salvage something of his career.

    /////////////

    You’ve hit rock bottom Chicago when a packer fan feels bad for you.

  12. joemontanawasthegreatest says: May 30, 2017 6:50 PM

    Arguably in the top 5 from the class…Tony Lippett albeit at CB

  13. loshorribles says: May 30, 2017 7:03 PM

    Tyrell Williams was undrafted in 2015 and he could be 2nd best WR in 2015 draft.

  14. nitzie says: May 30, 2017 8:38 PM

    He’s no David Terrell.

  15. firejerry says: May 30, 2017 9:51 PM

    Kevin White is right “got to happen” or I am a BUST. Bears have poured about $7M into this guy and he has produced nothing. I firmly believe he is a bust!!!!

  16. mcjon22 says: May 30, 2017 9:53 PM

    ‘Aside from Amari, pretty crappy receiver class’

    Devonte Parker seems to be doing okay as well.

    The Bears and Ravens gambled on guys that had one strong good year, or had phenomenal workout and combine numbers, but still had holes in their game.

  17. u4iadman says: May 30, 2017 11:44 PM

    I recall the fools saying white over coop. Haha.

  18. bears5683 says: May 30, 2017 11:49 PM

    Actually his teammate UDFA Cameron Meridith (888 yds in 2016) is one of the best receivers of the 2015 draft class after Cooper.

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