Chicago Bears: 3 trades to acquire more 2020 draft capital

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Trade No. 1

Tarik Cohen for a late-round pick

At the present time, running back Tarik Cohen is more of a name than anything else. Sure, he made his presence known as a rookie and in the season thereafter, but he’s since tapered off in terms of real production.

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Last year saw Cohen drop to his worst average yards per carry in his three-year career, spiraling down to an uninspiring number of 3.3. He also failed to find the end zone on the ground.

Cohen had a career-best 79 receptions last year, but at the same time finished with a career-low in terms of yards per reception (5.8).

We can attribute some of his low production to the issues on the offensive line. However, I think most Bears fans don’t see the same guy on tape that they saw as a rookie, or even in 2018. Cohen is indecisive and non-committal on many of his touches.

Still, he’s young enough where another team may find him worth trading a late-round pick to land him. Both Pace, along with head coach Matt Nagy, have made it clear they want to get back to running the football more consistently, and I think Cohen simply isn’t cut out to be the kind of back they need next to Montgomery.

I could be proven wrong, if the new coaching staff helps Cohen revert to his former style, but I’d rather deal him for a draft pick at this point.