3 weapons the Chicago Bears could trade for to help Justin Fields

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Kylen Gransen would be a valuable addition for the Chicago Bears

On one hand, the Indianapolis Colts are off to a rough start and aren’t exactly living up to the billing many thought they would this year. But, one of the brighter spots for the Colts is at the tight end position, where they have one of the deepest groups in all of football.

Their starting tight end, Mo Alie-Cox, is a big time red zone threat. He is a mammoth of a man and always a focal point inside the 20. This year, the Colts also drafted one of the better tight ends in the class in Round 3: Jelani Woods out of Virginia. Another big target, Woods stands 6-foot-7.

Then, there’s last year’s fourth rounder, Kylen Granson, out of SMU. Granson is a bit smaller at 6-foot-2 but boasts the ability to both catch the football and be an above-average blocker — the latter being where Cole Kmet has struggled big time.

With so much talent at the position, one might think the Colts could part with someone like Granson if a team made them an enticing offer. The Colts spent a fourth-round pick on Granson, but maybe the Bears could land him for a fifth or sixth. With Alie-Cox signing a three-year extension and the Colts spending valuable capital on Woods, Granson could be parted with.

Granson’s usage has stood around 50 percent of offensive snaps this year, but certainly the Colts would like to see Woods get used more as well. The rookie caught a pair of touchdowns in one game already this year, showing he can be a dangerous weapon.