Adding David Njoku would bolster the Chicago Bears’ tight end position, but should they pursue a trade?
Over the course of the 2020 NFL offseason, the Chicago Bears chose to address certain positions with a fair amount of vigor. General manager Ryan Pace may have mixed reviews when it comes to how the fans feel about him, but he’s gone out of his way to try and add talent where it counts.
One of those spots is at tight end, where the Bears were non-existent last season. It was so brutal at the tight end position in Chicago that not a single player topped 100 receiving yards on the season — yes, in case you forgot, that is indeed a fact.
The Bears had to get better, and they did. Whether or not you agree with the signing of veteran Jimmy Graham, Pace brought him in as the team’s second free agent signing after the period opened. But, he wasn’t done there. Graham was only part of the puzzle.
Pace then drafted Notre Dame tight end Cole Kmet in the second round, using the team’s first pick in this year’s draft at no. 43. Kmet, widely looked at as the top tight end in the draft, was ecstatic to play for his long-time favorite and hometown team, the Bears.
Fast forward to present time, and another option just became available to the Bears. Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku has officially requested a trade, which was made known Friday afternoon, per his agent Drew Rosenhaus.
The Browns inked free agent Austin Hooper to a rich deal and followed that up by drafting Harrison Bryant in the fourth round. Both of those moves didn’t exactly spell out ‘trust’ when it comes to Njoku.
Cleveland apparently wants to hang onto Njoku, but that’s probably not going to happen. So, should the Bears get involved?
Absolutely — and here’s why.