3 Bears on the Trade Block After the NFL Draft

Which 3 veterans could be on the trade block in Chicago?
Chicago Bears, Khalil Herbert
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2. Khalil Herbert, RB

The Bears wasted no time whatsoever in signing D'Andre Swift this offseason. Almost as soon as the legal tampering period was opened, Swift agreed to a three-year deal worth $24 million, which was a smart move by Chicago.

Knowing they were going to be turning the offense over to a rookie quarterback in Caleb Williams, the Bears made sure there was a savvy veteran in the backfield who was fresh off his first 1,000-yard campaign. Beyond being a weapon as a runner, Swift is also an adept pass-catcher who will help take pressure off of Williams there as well.

While his arrival will help Williams, it might not be great for Khalil Herbert. The former sixth-round pick got a chance to start after David Montgomery left (ironically heading to Detroit leading to Swift being traded to Philadelphia). Herbert struggled with durability and finished with 611 yards and two touchdowns in 12 starts.

He had a respectable average of 4.6 yards per attempt but is entering the final year of his rookie deal. That means Chicago might want to see what they can get for him and roll with Roschon Johnson as the No. 2 back. Johnson, a fourth-round pick from Texas in 2023, had 352 yards and two touchdowns as a rookie along with 209 yards on 34 receptions.