Chicago Bears: 3 contenders to trade with at the deadline

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The Chicago Bears are in a weird position. On one hand, it’s only halfway through the season. At 3-5, the Bears could still see a turnaround and push for a Wildcard spot.

On the other hand, it doesn’t look as though Chicago could do something so gutsy. This is a team with plenty of issues, and they likely won’t get fixed all at once.

Head coach Matt Nagy has been what’s held the Bears back for a while now, and it’s become more apparent this season with rookie Justin Fields’ development — or lack thereof.

Most would agree that the Bears should be looking forward to future seasons, without Nagy, and start focusing on what they can do to improve for 2022 and beyond. That starts right now, as the 2021 NFL trade deadline is set to pass on Tuesday.

The Chicago Bears have options when it comes to the 2021 NFL trade deadline.

The Bears do have some players which contending teams could want. Not only that, but some of these players are on larger contracts which the Bears would love to get rid of.

Tom Thayer said Monday morning that anyone not named Justin Fields should be available via trade, and while that is a bit aggressive, it’s not far off.

The Bears shouldn’t trade David Montgomery or Roquan Smith, but for the right price, anyone else should be at least available for discussion.

A few particular teams will be looking to buy at the deadline this year, and the Bears would be the perfect trade partner if they are willing. It’s time Ryan Pace realizes where the Bears are headed and start talking trades with the following three teams.