The Chicago Bears’ offensive deficiencies are abundant in nature, but one personnel decision especially sticks out from Sunday’s 20-12 loss to the New York Giants.

Bears third-round pick Velus Jones Jr. made his NFL debut in Week 4 after a hamstring injury sidelined him for the team’s first three games. Jones’ name was rarely called on the broadcast outside of a brutal muffed punt late in the game.

To Bears fans’ dismay, Jones didn’t log a single snap on offense all day. He played 11 snaps on special teams, but never sniffed the field when Chicago had possession of the football.

Whether blame falls on head coach Matt Eberflus or offensive coordinator Luke Getsy, it was a decision that made QB Justin Fields’ life more difficult than it should’ve been.

Jones was selected in the third-round of April’s draft out of the University of Tennessee. His game-breaking speed and shiftiness were qualities that clearly intrigued Chicago.

For a passing game that desperately needs some sort of spark, the Bears’ coaching staff failed Fields by leaving one of the team’s most electric talents on the bench.

Ihmir Smith-Marsette, who signed with Chicago in early September, logged six offensive snaps as the Bears’ No. 4 option at wide receiver.

It’s not like Jones is your typical rookie who needs time to learn an offense, either. He is a 25-year-old who spent all of training camp as Fields’ locker mate.

It’s a connection the Bears are banking on.

Jones is capable of transforming this offense. Defenses will be forced to respect the deep shot considering his speed on the outside, but can’t play too far off the line of scrimmage because of his ability in the screen game.

With all of that said, it’s time for Getsy to realize that Jones can only help this unit if he is afforded an opportunity.

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