Trade No. 2
This second deal could benefit both teams greatly due to team needs at the moment. At the same time, it’s a low risk for both teams, which is also a positive.
The Bears have desired for Leonard Floyd to live up to his first-round draft status for four years now. They exercised his fifth-year option, but could still rescind it if they so choose. However, instead of rescinding the option and saving the money, why not use him in a deal like this?
The Giants need a pass rusher in a bad way. It is highly unlikely they end up landing Chase Young in this year’s draft, so Floyd would help fill a need there.
If Engram doesn’t work out for the Bears, they can move on next year. The same goes for New York and Floyd. This is certainly the more low-risk trade package for both teams.
However, a new home for Floyd may just kickstart him a little bit, getting his career to the point where he probably envisioned it coming into the NFL. His athleticism has never been in question, but it’s his effort and ability to actually get home on quarterbacks which aren’t always where they need to be.