3 Bears Most Likely to Be Traded This Offseason

The Bears can cut ties with a few players this offseason and possibly get some compensation in return.

Jan 7, 2024; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA;  Chicago Bears wide receiver Velus Jones Jr. (12) during the
Jan 7, 2024; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Chicago Bears wide receiver Velus Jones Jr. (12) during the / Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Velus Jones Jr.

For all the promising moves Ryan Poles has made thus far as general manager of the Chicago Bears, his very first draft pick on the offensive side of the ball has been a complete miss.

Jones was taken in the third round of Poles’ first draft with the Bears in 2022. The pick was looked at as a reach at the time and has looked even worse since. In two seasons Jones has caught 11 balls for 127 yards and one touchdown.

This stat line looks like a normal Sunday for an average NFL receiver today. Jones has been the team’s primary kick returner as well, but was the reason they had to go out and sign Trent Taylor for punt returns as Jones seemingly was unable to catch them consistently.

At 26, Jones is not a super young player that you can argue is still developing either. Perhaps Luke Getsy was also to blame partially for not being able to utilize him correctly, but it seemed whenever Jones had an opportunity to make a play something catastrophic happened.

At this point, it would be best for Poles to admit defeat on this pick and try and salvage something for him. I am not sure many teams would be lining up to offer anything for him, but perhaps he can be a gadget player on a team with the right pieces around him. Trade him to an offensive-minded coach for anything they are willing to give up and let him run a few jet sweeps a game for them.