Chicago Bears: 5 cornerbacks to target ahead of Week 2

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The Chicago Bears could trade for cornerback CJ Henderson

In looking for cornerback help, one thing the Bears could do is look at teams who will be out on competing this season. The Jacksonville Jaguars have no chance at competing in 2021, therefore they make a lot of sense.

However, another reason they make sense is the fact that just a few weeks ago, there were rumors regarding 2020 first-round pick CJ Henderson being traded. The former Florida Gators defensive back was the ninth overall pick in last year’s draft, yet was already floated around in trade whispers.

Henderson played in eight games as a rookie before landing on injured reserve with a groin injury, but he’s bounced back this year and played 100 percent of the defensive snaps in Week 1. It might take a lot to get a guy like Henderson, especially with his draft pedigree. But, the Bears desperately need another strong starting cornerback opposite Jaylon Johnson.

If the Bears could get away with trading a 2023 second-round pick for Henderson, it would be worth the gamble. One of the biggest reasons the Bears should try trading for a young cornerback like Henderson, or even the previously-mentioned Williams, is due to their contracts. A rookie contract should be highly-coveted by the Bears right now, considering their cap situation isn’t exactly pretty going forward.