By Wes Trueblood III
When the Chicago Bears drafted Adam Shaheen, there were immediate comparisons to Rob Gronkowski. Could Matt Nagy’s offense be the key to unlocking that potential?
Draft night 2017 offered a number of surprises for fans of the Chicago Bears. From the unexpected trade up to draft Mitchell Trubisky to the drafting of a number of small school offensive prospects. One of those prospects, drafted in the second round, was Adam Shaheen, who immediately drew comparisons from experts and coaches alike to the Patriots perennial Pro Bowl tight end Rob Gronkowski. Now it is up to Matt Nagy to translate that potential into reality.
Unfortunately John Fox and Dowell Loggains were never able to unlock that potential in any real way. They never could showcase Shaheen’s talents. Many throughout the league and expert circles couldn’t seem to understand how someone who clearly sparked when given an opportunity couldn’t get more consistent playing time. But then again, these are the two who confessed to not being able to see Jordan Howard‘s talent prior to him entering a game in relief of Jeremy Langford. Mind you, that was three games into that season and after an entire off-season...