The Chicago Bears could put pressure on Eddie Jackson by trading for a Patriots safety
The New England Patriots have some strong depth within their secondary, across each position. At safety, they have a group that includes veterans Adrian Phillips and Devin McCourty, along with second-year pro Kyle Dugger.
New England did see all three play a healthy chunk of snaps in Week 1, and likes to mix it up, using all three of these guys. However, if the Bears called and offered the right price, Bill Belichick probably couldn’t resist. He’s a guy who jumps at an opportunity to make a deal, especially if he thinks he can prove it’s going to work in his favor.
New England recently traded for cornerback Shaun Wade, formerly of the Baltimore Ravens. They also have J.C. Jackson, Jalen Mills and Joejuan Williams at corner. The Patriots, additionally, are waiting for Stephon Gilmore to come back from the PUP list. Again, they are extremely deep in their secondary.
The Bears should call Belichick and try to work something out for Dugger, Phillips or McCourty. Any one of those three would put pressure on Jackson to perform. Now, the cap issue would be something Pace would have to work out. But, that’s something the experts can figure out if a deal went down.
Right now, the focus is on making this secondary better, and adding a safety from New England would definitely do so.