Has Chicago Bears wide receiver Kevin White finally arrived?
All the offseason commentary surrounding White has been positive. General manager Ryan Pace said White was entering training camp with momentum and coach Matt Nagy has been clear that the former first-round pick is getting a clean slate this summer. But regardless of how positive the reports of offseason workouts and a clean bill of health are, White has to prove on the field that he belongs.
In Sunday's practice, White made the kind of highlight-reel touchdown catch Pace envisioned when he selected him seventh overall in 2015. It was arguably his most impressive play as a Bear.
White, lining up wide to the left, got a great release off the line of scrimmage, causing the defender to flip his hips and run in an effort to stay with White down the sideline. White maintained good separation throughout the deep route and finished the play by hauling in a perfectly thrown ball by Mitch Trubisky. It would've been a 40-plus yard touchdown.
With Allen Robinson participating fully in Bears practices, the coaching staff is getting a great look at how intimidating the passing game can be if White finally takes hold of all his natural talent.
White has to string a series of good practices together before too much can be made of one great play. Nevertheless, this is a great development for a Bears passing attack that's expected to be much improved in 2018.