The Chicago Bears send Eddie Goldman to the Dallas Cowboys for a 5th round pick.
After missing the whole 2020 season due to COVID-19 concerns and the first 3 games of this year with injuries, Eddie Goldman has had a rough go thus far.
He has only played 26% of the Bears defensive snaps (according to PFF) and has yet to make his presence felt. He is PFF’s lowest graded Bears interior defensive lineman with 0 run stops and only 4 pressures.
The silver lining of his slow start is that other players were given opportunities to step up. And, step up they have.
Bilal Nichols, Angelo Blackson, Mario Edwards Jr., and Khyiris Tonga have filled in seamlessly, making Goldman somewhat expendable. This is especially true when the Bears can save 12 million dollars off of next year’s cap by trading him now.
If a team who could use some defensive tackle help like Dallas comes calling, the Bears should answer. They need to maximize their resources to invest in their offense, and this is the best way to do so.
Now, this probably isn’t the best time to maximize the value from Goldman given how poorly he has played. However, clearing cap space is more valuable than any draft capital the Bears could get.