Outside of Darnell Mooney, the Chicago Bears are in desperate need of a spark in their receiver room.
They certainly found one in six-year veteran Tajae Sharpe on Saturday against the Kansas City Chiefs. Sharpe came up with two huge grabs, including a highlight-reel completion on the sideline that was arguably the best catch of Week 1.
Sharpe finished the game with two receptions for 44-yards on two targets. He was easily one of the best players on the field for the Bears.
And, according to Pro Football Focus, he was the best receiver in the entire NFL during Week 1 of the preseason.
Sharpe made the most of his 16 offensive snaps. His overall grade of 93.3 and his receiving grade of 92.3 led all receivers that played in Week 1 of the preseason. It’s even more impressive considering Sharpe ran just 11 routes which tied for 134th out of 200 eligible players.
The former Titan, Viking, and Falcon has always been a grinder throughout his career and can make some plays on offense from time-to-time. Sharpe started camp on the NFI list, but looks like he’s finally rounding into shape.
Which can only mean good things for Justin Fields and the Bears offense, as we’ve seen so far.
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