Chicago Bears: 3 offseason trades to start thinking about now

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Trade No. 2

A Carson Wentz, Nick Foles swap

This is a controversial take, but if the Eagles are looking to get out of the Carson Wentz contract, the Bears seem like a team that would take a shot on him and a fresh start.

This year, Wentz has looked like one of the worst quarterbacks in football. However, just a couple of years ago he looked like a potential MVP candidate. A similar quarterback, to me, is Derek Carr.

Many Raiders fans wrote Carr off but quickly forgot he was in the MVP conversation at one point, too. Now, under Gruden, Carr is having a pretty solid year and is not a guy they should “give up” on like some may have previously thought.

Foles would leave the Eagles with $59.5 million in dead cap if he was cut next year. So, they aren’t really in a position of bargaining.

Netting a second rounder along with Wentz, in exchange for Foles ($14 million guaranteed left) and a fifth-round pick seems like a fair swap.

Then, the Bears could draft their quarterback of the future to put some more pressure on Wentz to turn things around, and if they had to cut him after two seasons they could do so.