Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler believes Alshon Jeffery can be a No. 1 WR

BY foxsports • June 17, 2015

Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler doesn't seem at all worried about the loss of wide receiver Brandon Marshall. That's because Cutler believes Alshon Jeffery can be the Bears go-to pass-catcher in 2015, according to ESPN's Jeff Dickerson.

"I don't see why [Jeffery can't be the No. 1]," Cutler told ESPN. "He makes big plays for us, he knows the offense, he's a big target, and I think more importantly that's the guy he wants to become. He wants to become the No. 1 everyday out here, and he's taking the proper steps.

"He's always been a quiet guy, but anytime you put on film or see him work in the weight room or on the field, you can't deny that. It inspires the receivers, myself and everyone else to work as hard as he's working."

Jeffery, a second round pick out of South Carolina in the 2012 NFL draft, is a big-bodied receiver (6'3", 216 lbs.) who can work the sidelines. Through three seasons in the league, Jeffery has caught 198 passes for 2,921 yards and 20 touchdowns.

While Jeffery is in line to spearhead Chicago's receiving corps this season, 2015 first-round pick Kevin White is likely to line up opposite him. Free agency acquisition Eddie Royal is the favorite to flank Jeffery and White in the slot.

(h/t ESPN)

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