The Chicago Bears are in a weird position. Are they rebuilding? Are they retooling? Many of us believe this is going to be a short retooling of an old roster left over from the past regime. Thanks, Ryan Pace! Although the offseason is coming to an end, and preseason will begin shortly, moves can still be made. I Believe making any of these fives moves will improve the Bears of today and the Bears of the future.
Sign Free Agent Center J.C Tretter
Surprisingly, Tretter, who was thought to be an early target for the Bears after his release by the Browns, has still not found a home. The 31-year-old center could provide much-needed stability on the Bears’ offensive line while still producing on the field. For instance, in 1,038 snaps last season, Tretter posted a PFF grade of 78.7 and only allowed one sack. In the event the Bears do sign Tretter, this means Lucas Patrick would likely slide over to right guard. Also, that move pushes Sam Mustipher back to the 2nd team.
Trade Robert Quinn To The Kansas City Chiefs
This Hurts! Robert Quinn is coming off a record-breaking 18.5 sack season for the Chicago Bears. Historically Quinn hasn’t been the most consistent putting together those types of seasons and at the age of 32 do we expect another one? Proven by the Khalil Mack trade, Poles wants to put his players in the best situation possible. Even if it means trading them. Now for the Chiefs, it makes tons of sense. They had a problem getting to the QB last season as they finished 28th in sacks. Hence, they selected Purdue’s George Karlaftis in the first round of the NFL draft. The package for Quinn wouldn’t be large, I would think a 3rd round pick would get it done.
Trade For Giants Wide Receiver Darius Slayton
TRADE ALERT! In this scenario, the Bears would send the Giants a future 4th-round pick for Darius Slayton. As it currently stands with Slayton, his future in New York is seen as “Uncertain”. Notably, with the addition of Wan ‘Dale Robinson, the Giants haven’t shied away from adding talent to the room. Therefore, cashing in on a future draft pick for a player who will likely leave next year would be wise. For the Bears, they get another young talented receiver to be a part of the bright future of this Bears offense.
Sign Free Agent LB Anthony Hitchens
Like Tretter, some thought Hitchens might have been an early target for the Bears heading into free agency. Instead, the Bears signed Nicholas Morrow to play Mike LB alongside Roquan Smith. While being 30 Hitchens can still play. In the AFC Championship game, Hitchens posted the highest PFF grade at 92.3. Although the Chiefs lost Hitchens did his part as he finished the game with 10 total tackles and 1 pass deflection. In the event, the Bears sign Hitchens he’d likely just be a depth piece and a leader in the linebacker room.
Denzel Mims On The Waiver Wire?
Mims was someone I was high on when he was coming out of Baylor in 2020. His ability to go up and get the ball but also be able to outrun defenders caught my eye. Unfortunately, injuries have gotten the best of him as he’s only played in 20 games over his first two seasons. While dealing with injuries the jets have added talent to that room to challenge Mims and now, he sees himself as a potential cut candidate. For the Bears he can learn and develop with Offensive Coordinator Luke Getsy and Wide receiver coach Tyke Tolbert in hopes he can become that X receiver for the Bears.