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Bears stand pat at trade deadline, don’t add quarterback

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The Bears have decided to lay low for the trade deadline this year.

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The Bears did not make any moves at the trade deadline this year.
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The 2019 NFL trade deadline has come and gone, and the Bears decided to stand pat this year.

Despite rumors that they might trade for a quarterback to compete with Mitchell Trubisky, it appears that no new faces will be brought into Chicago’s locker room. The team will stick with Trubisky as the starter for the remainder of the year and will roll with Chase Daniel as their lone active backup.

It was speculated that the Bears would have interest in acquiring 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard in a trade that would see Chicago give up wide receiver Taylor Gabriel, but such a deal never came to fruition. Though one could argue that a deal could make some sense for both teams, any progress either organization made in discussions was clearly not significant enough.

The Bears chose to remain silent during last year’s trade deadline, as well. Their last deal came in 2017, when they acquired wide receiver Dontrelle Inman from the Chargers.