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

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The Chicago Bears could bolster their offensive line by trading for Andre Dillard

One of the areas that is still a problem for the Bears is up front on the offensive line. Whether you want to point to the interior or outside, no one has been perfect. The Bears should absolutely look at solidifying the interior, but for the sake of this argument let’s look at trying to fix the right tackle spot.

Larry Borom, a fifth-round pick from 2021, has had some bright spots as a starter. However, he has also been beaten like a drum on many occasions, which has led to broken plays, sacks and some hard hits on Fields. One option the Bears have is to look at a former first rounder, Andre Dillard, of the Philadelphia Eagles.

Why Dillard? For starters, he is a free agent next year. So, the Bears would be able to pay next to nothing to get him. He is currently a backup and has played zero snaps for the Eagles in 2022. But, when he did play last season (340 snaps), he wasn’t half bad. In fact, Pro Football Focus gave him a pass blocking grade of 71.7, which is very good for those unfamiliar.

Overall, Dillard’s main weakness appears to be mental. Too many penalties have been the story. In Chicago, he would have half a season to prove he was worthy of that first round status, and the Bears wouldn’t be giving a whole lot up to find out.