Chicago Bears: 4 polarizing quarterback trades to consider making

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1. Dwayne Haskins

This is one of the most peculiar situations going on in the NFL right now. As of Wednesday, second-year quarterback Dwayne Haskins was demoted. Head coach Ron Rivera is rolling with Kyle Allen as his starting quarterback for Week 5, but the most odd part about it is, Haskins isn’t even going to be the backup.

Alex Smith will back up Allen. To add more fuel to the fire, Haskins wasn’t even taking reps at practice on Wednesday. Practice squad quarterback Steven Montez was even getting in on the action according to a snippet from Bleacher Report, but Haskins didn’t handle any work.

Something is up in Washington. A new head coach sometimes wants to go out and get “his guy” at quarterback, but it looks like even more than that is happening right now. If Haskins isn’t even receiving reps in practice, maybe he is on the move.

But, to where? Chicago? It could happen.

Maybe the Bears pull off some crazy type of deal where they send Trubisky to Washington in exchange for Haskins. Trubisky is in his final year of his rookie contract, and Haskins still has a couple more left. But, if Haskins doesn’t work out, the Bears don’t lose a thing. They can still move on, draft a quarterback and let Foles handle the next year or so of duties if they’d like.

Should Washington want to move on from Haskins and the Bears feel they could develop him behind Foles, maybe Pace takes a shot on the former Ohio State Buckeye. At this point, even though Haskins is a former first-round pick, his price should be fairly low, all things considered. If he’s been benched for someone like Allen, that speaks volumes.