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

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Making an offer for veteran Tyler Lockett makes sense for the Chicago Bears

Seattle Seahawks fans probably don’t know how to act through four games. Their division, the NFC West, looks wide open after four weeks. Geno Smith has been playing much better than anyone could have anticipated. Who knows where the Seahawks end up by January.

However, Seahawks fans have to be a little weary as well. Many of them were probably going into this season expecting a bad year which could lead them to either C.J. Stroud or Bryce Young in next year’s draft. Instead, Smith is playing well enough that the Seahawks could end up outside the top five picks in the 2023 NFL Draft.

One of the players Seattle could have gotten rid of this past offseason, and still could, is wide receiver Tyler Lockett. Trading someone like Lockett might set them up even better for the future in terms of cap space and draft capital, but also seeing their draft stock rise with an extra couple of losses this season.

Lockett has posted back-to-back-to-back 1,000-yard receiving seasons and is on pace to do so again in 2022. If Seattle wanted to see what they could get for the 30-year-old veteran, Chicago would be a great landing spot. The Bears have plenty of cap space to work with in the future, and could absorb Lockett’s contract this year with a little back-end work.

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Giving Fields a legitimate, number one weapon like Lockett could open up this offense quite a bit more and also allow for less pressure on Mooney.