Dazz Newsome could quietly become one of Justin Fields’ favorite targets by the end of the season. Dazz was drafted in the 6th round of the 2021 NFL Draft out of UNC. Newsome is known for his shifty movements from the slot and great hands to go along with it. Unfortunately, Dazz missed most of his rookie season with a broken collarbone. Going into his sophomore year, Dazz is going to be hungry as he looks to climb up the depth chart.
At the start of the season, Dazz will be playing behind Darnell Mooney, Velus Jones, Byron Pringle, Equanimious St. Brown, and N’Keal Harry after a couple of weeks. There is still a lot of work for Dazz to get done but with how thin the Bears receiving core could end up being with those guys and potential injuries. It’s only a matter of time before Dazz gets his opportunity and when he does he’s going to make a splash.
Dazz could end up being a quarterback’s best friend with his ability to get open early and because of how reliable his hands are. That makes him a prime candidate for a young QB like Justin Fields to target him often. Dazz shouldn’t be forgotten about in a Bears offense that will be looking for who can make a solid addition to a Bears offense whose only reliable pass catcher is Darnell Mooney. By the end of the season, it shouldn’t be a surprise if Dazz Newsome ends up as the Bears WR2.