The Denver Broncos and boy wonder (head coach) Josh McDaniels continue to clean house, sending TE Tony Scheffler and a 7th round pick in exchange for a 5th rounder from Philadelphia. The Lions send linebacker Ernie Sims to Philly as a part of the deal. Check out the details of the trade here.
Why should Bears fans care about this deal? Here are a couple of reasons:
- Scheffler and Bears TE Greg Olsen are sort of in the same tier of tight ends (click their names to jump to their NFL.com stats pages), so this deal sets the market for tight ends of that caliber as about a 5th round pick. That might quash some of the Olsen to the Patriots for a 2nd rounder talk.
- The Bears will now get to face one of Jay Cutler’s favorite targets twice a year with Scheffler in Detroit. The Lions continue to make moves to improve their club.
So continues an offseason of player movement unlike any I can recall.