The Chicago Bears made a huge move on Tuesday. They acquired Montez Sweat from the Washington Commanders. This is a former first-round pick that was available and Ryan Poles jumped on the opportunity by giving up a second-round pick.
Of course, Bears fans are skeptical about the trade because of the fact that he is on an expiring contract. However, the Bears still have control because of the franchise tag possibility. They clearly traded for him thinking that they had a shot to get him signed long-term.
The Commanders had another former first-round draft pick pass rusher available in Chase Young. Of course, Young went second overall behind Joe Burrow of the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2020 NFL Draft. Young is a great player that has battled some injuries in his career but he is fine now.
The Bears were rumored to trade for both of them but Young honestly felt more possible. However, they ended up with Sweat instead and they are hoping that he can be the next great Chicago Bears pass rusher.
The Chicago Bears didn’t get Chase Young but he was still traded anyway.
This is a bad Bears team but they have to do what they can to put Sweat in a good position to succeed. The hope is that the defense will now take a big step forward. With him in the mix, that is certainly possible.
Young still ended up being traded away. He got the better end of the deal as he ended up with the San Francisco 49ers who have one of the best defenses in the NFL. He will join former fellow Ohio State standout Joey Bosa amongst other elite players on that unit.
San Francisco is a big deal and they just got even better with the addition of Young. It should be very fun to see him play with that team. The Bears are happy with their player but they won’t be winning anything of importance this year.
Now, we wait until the deadline comes and goes but both Washington pass rushers are gone. Clearly, they decided to go through a little bit of a reset. We’ll see if it ends up working out for them.