Chicago Bears WR Devin Hester Looking For A ‘Fresh Start’

Dec 30, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Chicago Bears wide receiver Devin Hester (23) runs the ball against the Detroit Lions during the first half of a game at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

WR/KR Devin Hester is unhappy in Chicago and is looking for a change of scenery. Hester is the BEST kick and punt returner to put on cleats, but he has never been able to make a huge impact as a wide receiver. Lovie Smith’s handful of offensive coordinators were unable to use his skill set in a role like the Green Bay Packers used Randall Cobb.

Many of you guys were not thrilled about the idea of adding Titus Young off of waivers. How about the idea of adding Devin Hester in a trade?

He doesn’t bring a bad attitude to the locker room like Young would, but he still would present the problem of an unreliable wide receiver. Even if he can’t make an impact as a receiver, he would be a game changer as a return specialist. Maybe Mike McCoy could come up with a game plan to get Hester the ball in situations where he can succeed.

The problem with trading for Hester is the possible price tag that comes with it. Hester is 30 years old, still has a few good years left, but he only has one more year left on his contract and who knows what the Chicago Bears would want in compensation for him. A 3rd round draft pick?

Beaters, what’s your thoughts on Devin Hester? Would you welcome that idea?

Topics: Chicago Bears, Devin Hester, San Diego Chargers

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  • Joey Nicks

    Not bad, for the right price… Age is climbing but i could see him in a RB role like Sproles. But i dont think it’s the right move if we give up a lot for him.

  • Preston Niedert

    Maybe on a two year deal I don’t see hester playing any role on our team other than kickreturner maybe a 3rd down situtions.

  • Matt

    nick – a 185lb 30 year old cb turned wr will never be converted to a rb role. sproles played the position his whole life…

    as far as a trading a 3rd round pick for a 30 yr kr/mediocre wr i think you are insane. telesco, someone who definitely favors a “draft driven” approach, would never consider this, nor should he. hester is still a great returner, but stands to get worse each year from now and may only last 1 or 2 more years with the status he currently holds. a 3rd round pick should be a guy who is starting for you eventually.

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