3 trades the Chicago Bears should attempt in coming days

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The Chicago Bears could get creative in trading Eddie Jackson

Lastly, the Bears should do what they can to unload Eddie Jackson and his contract. Jackson’s deal counts quite a bit against the cap over the next three seasons, and it grows to over $17 million in 2023 and over $18 million in 2024. One team that makes sense to take a shot on Jackson is the Jacksonville Jaguars, who have gone on one heck of a spending spree this offseason.

Because Jackson’s play has dipped in the last two years, he will not fetch the kind of return he would have at the peak of his game. In fact, because of his contract, the Bears might have to give up a little bit.

So, in this deal, the Bears would send Jackson and a sixth-round pick in exchange for Jacksonville’s sixth rounder that comes just six picks earlier. So, they do move up, but it’s minimal. The big deal, here, is that the contract is moved.

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It should be noted that, next year, the Bears could cut ties with Jackson and take a dead cap hit of $9.5 million rather than allowing that $17 million cap hit. But, being able to unload Jackson sooner would be a major win for Poles and company.