After just four weeks, the Chicago Bears have shown us a variety of things on both sides of the football. It’s hard to know just what kind of team this is at the moment, especially considering the questions around play calling and offensive identity.
Head coach Matt Nagy has been at the forefront of much criticism and second-guessing around the sports media world, and justifiably so.
The way he has handled the Bears’ quarterback situation is maybe the worst handling of any quarterback situation the league has ever seen. He remains steadfast in his arrogance and, quite frankly, insecurities.
Because of the Bears’ lack of a true leader in Nagy, they will not be competing for much more than a possible Wild Card push this season — and that’s being generous. If they are honest with themselves, the Bears should be all about developing Justin Fields and building for future success, rather than winning right now.
In order to build for future success, the Chicago Bears should make moves at this year’s trade deadline.
The 2021 NFL trade deadline is less than a month away, as it is set for November 2. There are rarely any big trades in the NFL prior to the deadline, but there are a few players the Bears should consider dealing this year.
One of the biggest reasons why they should be sellers at the deadline is in order to recoup future draft capital and open up some cap room. Next year, they will have some big needs to fill at positions like wide receiver and cornerback, and not much money, nor draft capital, to do so.
With that said, the Bears have three key players that could fetch some interesting returns, should they opt to trade them within the coming weeks.