The Chicago Bears have a hole at the offensive guard position and the Carolina Panthers just put a 26-year old, Pro Bowler on the trade market.
Think of the Chicago Bears offensive line as a sinking ship. The Halas hopeful are currently taking on water at a rapid pace, and don’t seem to know if there are multiple holes within their vessel. What they do know? Is that former Pro Bowler, Kyle Long has decided to step away from the game of football.
What did this create? By far the biggest hole upon S.S. Halas. While General Manager Ryan Pace was expecting to have to tweak some things to stay afloat, it wasn’t obvious that there would be a Chicago Public Works sized pot-hole to fill.
As Ryan Pace tells those aboard to start filling buckets of water to toss overboard, a glimmer of hope arises from far out into the distance… Pace stretches out, grabs his binoculars, and it’s then that he lets out a sigh of relief. A plug-and-play offensive lineman has emerged from the depths of the east coast; just outside the City of Charleston. Ryan Pace smiles and starts to believe that he may just be able to get this ship to shore.
Storytime is always fun, but what does this all mean exactly? Well, the rebuilding Carolina Panthers are hoping to sell-high on the valuable assets that they still have under contract. According to multiple reports, the Carolina Panthers are trying to shop guard Trai Turner.
Turner has made five straight Pro Bowls, and currently has 2-years remaining on the 4-year, $45 million deal he signed with the Panthers back in 2017. Why does this matter for the Bears? Well, striking a deal with Carolina would help solidify Chicago’s biggest hole across the offensive line. With that being said, let us examine a couple of trade packages that I believe would make sense for both teams.