Bears General Manager Ryan Pace already had to swallow hard and admit defeat, when he decided to cut the guy he planned on being his starting quarterback.
It got a little worse Wednesday, as he added the guy he planned that quarterback throwing to and another of last year’s targets.
Wheaton signed two-year, $11 million contract, and responded with three receptions for 41 yards.
Cooper at least played in 15 games, so they sort of got their money’s worth for the three-year, $16 million deal he signed last March.
That Pace is still making decisions for anyone after his checkered record in free agency is a minor miracle, but if his latest moves (paying Allen Robinson a pile, along with Trey Burton and Taylor Gabriel) don’t pan out, he won’t get many more chances.