Free agent wide receiver Plaxico Burress said Tuesday that the Chicago Bears are one of his top three choices once free agency begins. He made an appearance on “The Carmen, Jurko & Harry Show” on ESPN 1000 in Chicago.
“Oh without question, without a doubt (the Bears are among his top three choices),” said Burress. “My decision making is going to come down to what I said, playing with an elite quarterback, playing with a running game, playing with a great tight end, and Greg Olsen is already that guy, in my estimation he’ll be a Pro Bowler this season.”
“That’s the same situation I went into when I made my decision to go to New York (to play with the Giants), and it’s a pretty similar situation.”
Burress had nothing but good things to say about quarterback Jay Cutler and running back Matt Forte.
“As a receiver, I have a lot of respect for Jay Cutler,” he said. “I feel he’s a phenomenal talent. With the right tools put in place … I think he can go all the way to the top.”
I believe the Bears might be the best fit for both Burress and the Bears. They are clearly still in the market for a legit number one receiver. As for Burress, he would be surrounded by a good quarterback, a good running game and some talented receivers that would be a good compliment to him.
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