Chicago Bears Rumors: Assessing a potential Shaq Lawson trade

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What would it cost?

I must mention the fact that the Buffalo media seems to be on the train that sends this kid out of town already. Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News reported this summer that he’s “not buying” Lawson’s effort to turn things around.

Carucci went on to talk about how Lawson has said all the right things and he seems to know what he’s doing when it comes to talking the talk. But, Carucci still sees Lawson on his way out of Buffalo.

With that sentiment in mind, what would it take to land Lawson? Well, by all accounts, not much.

For a guy who might not even have a spot on this roster, according to Buffalo media, the Bears could find themselves only giving up something like a sixth or seventh-round pick. Personally, I think a seventh-rounder might do it, but a sixth-rounder would be too good for the Bills to pass up.

It’s that bad in Buffalo, right now, when it comes to the outlook on Lawson.

So, what’s the risk? Well, obviously if Lawson truly doesn’t belong in the NFL and can’t mentally get himself to the level he needs to be playing at, the Bears are out a draft pick. There are still some available free agents for the Bears to take a gander at, and one of them may be a better option than going after Lawson.

It all depends on whether or not Lawson gets himself to where he needs to be. Like I said, physically, he’s got the tools. Where is his head at, though? That’s the question.

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Do the Bears take the chance and go after Lawson? That remains to be seen. Should they? In my mind, I am fully on board at this point. The pass rush is the only glaring weakness of this defense. Pace needs to plug that hole and he needs to do it fast.