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

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Chicago Bears, Joe Thuney
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Trade No. 2

This is a deal that could pay dividends for years to come in Chicago, as they are bleeding across the offensive line. Guard James Daniels was lost for the season a few weeks back due to a pectoral injury. Center Cody Whitehair missed Week 8 due to a calf injury, and in the middle of the game against New Orleans, tackle Bobby Massie left and did not return.

For the duration of the game, Chicago was left with guys like Rashaad Coward and Sam Mustipher filling in. Massie’s replacement, Jason Spriggs, even left due to injury later in the game, forcing Alex Bars into action. Chicago is banged up and needs desperate help across their line.

Before the season started, the Patriots gave guard Joe Thuney the franchise tag. Thus, his contract is up after this year and he should receive a big pay day.

The Bears should already be re-thinking their offensive line going into future seasons, and adding Thuney would help solidify at least part of it. Being able to extend him in the offseason would be a top priority, considering the offensive line woes this team has endured in 2020.

A third rounder is some intriguing capital to send over for a player who you might not be able to re-sign, but if this team truly wants to compete, they at least entertain sending an offer for Thuney.