Among the four major sports in the United States, the NFL has the least active trading deadline. Asides from the draft day wheeling and dealing, there really isn't ever a flurry of trades like in the other major sports. When the NFL moved the trade deadline back a few weeks they figured they would get a few more teams to be active, and it has to an extent, but it's still no where near as hectic as the other sports.
With that being said, is there anyone on the current Chicago Bears roster that you could conceivably see them wanting to move?
I've always been a proponent of trading away guys you've decided have no future with your club. Maybe a player that is in the last year of his deal or maybe a guy that just isn't clicking with your current schemes. Maybe there's a guy that just isn't meshing with the locker room or maybe a draft pick that hasn't panned out.
The Bears have two starting caliber centers on their roster and a few teams have lost their center to injury this year. Both Roberto Garza and Brian de la Puente will be free agents next year and odds on both returning are slim.
Defensive tackle Stephen Paea has been playing the best football of his career, but the Bears drafted two players at his position. Could they shop Paea while he has some value?
Linebacker Shea McClellin has the athleticism to play in the NFL, but he hasn't been a fit with the Bears. Perhaps they feel the Sam of the future is Christian Jones and they move on from Shea.
The flip side of course, is will Phil Emery look at add anyone to his roster?
Maybe he grabs a veteran safety or corner for the "playoff push."
Perhaps he feels he signed the wrong QB this off season and he takes the advice of NFL.com's Around The NFL section.
Jay Cutler to the Bucs for Josh McCown and Mike Glennon
Okay, so we're having fun here with a trade that is less likely to happen than Greg Schiano coaching again in Tampa. But wouldn't it be awesome if NFL teams made spiteful, emotional deals like sinking fantasy football owners? Sending Cutler to a directionless offense with a poor line on a team led by coach Lovie Smith would be delicious.
McCown had better numbers than Cutler last season in Chicago. While he's not a long-term solution, the Bears might already have buyer's remorse regarding Cutler's recent massive contract. Throwing Glennon into the mix gives coach Marc Trestman another young arm to mold.
It would ultimately be a salary dump so that the Bears could invest their money elsewhere. The Bucs, meanwhile, have plenty of salary-cap space and haven't had a decent long-term franchise quarterback since ... Doug Williams. Cutler's average play would represent a huge upgrade! (And we've now officially wasted way too many words on this ridiculous notion.)
Oh they were just kidding...
Tell us who you'd like to see the Bears move and who you'd like to see them acquire.