3 sneaky trades the Chicago Bears should make with current glimmer of hope

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Chase Claypool would give the Chicago Bears offense that missing piece

The offense we saw last Monday night against New England was a breath of fresh air. It appeared Luke Getsy finally wanted to use Justin Fields correctly, allowing his quarterback to use his legs on designed runs and getting Fields some easy completions.

But, even more than that, Fields showed the ability to read the field better than we have ever seen him. Something clicked in his mind, and he looked for open receivers instead of going for the home run every play.

Speaking of home run play, that’s exactly what the Bears need. They need a guy who is explosive, and has the ability to make big plays and big catches opposite Darnell Mooney. That’s why Chase Claypool makes a ton of sense.

Claypool won’t be around in Pittsburgh much longer, now that George Pickens is emerging. With Diontae Johnson already extended and draft capital invested in Pickens, Claypool is expendable — and the league knows that.

If the Bears can get Claypool for a price like this, it would be a big win. Claypool still has another year left on his contract, which would allow the Bears more time to figure out if he’s a long-term option. There’s also a possibility that Claypool makes an instant impact, and thus convinces Poles to hand him the bag. This would be a gigantic worry off the mind of the front office, especially with free agent wide receivers being scarce in 2023.

Lastly, think about this: The Bears will have essentially swapped Robert Quinn for Claypool.