Chicago Bears: 3 worthwhile trades to make with New England Patriots

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Chicago Bears, Lawrence Guy
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Trade No. 1

This is no where near the top need for the Bears, but they do have a weakness on the interior of their defensive line. Ever since Eddie Goldman opted out, they have been unable to find a real replacement. For a while, Bilal Nichols has tried to fill the role and now that John Jenkins is back, they at least have an experienced nose tackle on the roster.

But, neither of them have been able to come close to doing what Goldman has done for them in terms of stopping the run. The Bears have been particularly vulnerable up the middle when it comes to opposing running backs. Even Taysom Hill was able to sneak through on quarterback draws a couple of times, securing first downs.

If the Patriots are going to listen to just about any offer, then Ryan Pace should throw one out there for defensive tackle Lawrence Guy.

Over the last few years, Guy has been one of the better interior linemen in football when it comes to stuffing the run. The Bears have plenty of pass rush on the outside, but Guy would be able to plug the middle like Goldman has done for them in years past.

Guy is also on the last year of his contract, which means the Patriots could get something in return for a player who may end up leaving them in 2021. Chicago should not trade anything higher than a late-round pick for a half-season rental at this position, but if it helped bolster the defense even further, then it might be worth it.