Scheffler Trade Sets Market for Possible Olsen Deal


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.

Tags: Denver Broncos Detroit Lions Greg Olsen New England Patriots Philadelphia Eagles Tony Scheffler

  • cygnus-x1

    well if that is all they can get for him then he will just have to suffer along with the bears fans who will watch him not catch passes,you know what he does best unless martz decides it might be a good idea to adj. his offense and include a tight end. either way you need more than 5 th rounder for him.