The NFL’s trade deadline hits this Tuesday, November 1st, and while there is no actual news to report in regards to the Chicago Bears trading away any of their players, there are a few writers speculating on what the Bears should do.
The biggest name Bears’ name floated out there was the Alshon Jeffery to the Philadelphia Eagles “rumor” that we’ve pretty much covered to death here on WCG. Bottom line, it makes no sense from either side to make this move. Unless the Eagles are willing to give up a 1st round pick, I just don’t see this happening.
NFL.com is speculating that outside linebacker Willie Young would be an attractive trade target for the Atlanta Falcons and the Dallas Cowboys. The 31 year old Young just signed a 2 year extension in July, but if the offer is right, I could see the Bears moving him. The Falcons and Cowboys both have a need for a pass rusher, and both may be willing to overpay if they think Young would help them with the NFC.
There were trade rumors floating around about Jay Cutler when Brian Hoyer was on his little run, but with Hoyer out for the season, the Bears suddenly need Cutler. But with the writing on the wall, and head coach John Fox ready to move on from him, Cutler looks like he’ll be playing the rest of this year as an audition for a new team.
If the Bears’ o-line can protect Cutler the remainder of this season, I see no reason why he won’t play well enough for a few teams to be interested. If the Bears truly want to move on from Cutler, there may be a team ready to pony up a draft pick to ensure they won’t have to bid for his services this offseason. Especially considering his contract is right in line with other starting QBs in the NFL.
Do you guys see any other Bears that could be a trade candidate at the deadline or this offseason?