At NFL Trade Deadline Chicago Bears Should Be Sellers, Not Buyers

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Oct 20, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Chicago Bears wide receiver Devin Hester (23) runs with the ball past Washington Redskins defenders to make a touchdown in the second quarter at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Devin Hester

Talk about an opportunity to sell high.  Hester just earned a share of the all-time record for returns with his mentor Deion Sanders.

Why trade him?

With the kickoffs being moved back, it cuts his opportunities in half.  Most teams will punt away from him at critical situations, so what’s he really bringing you for the money he’s being paid.  He’s also set to become a free agent in 2014, so you likely lose him next season anyway.

What could Hester fetch you?

Dave Toub hearts Devin.  The Chiefs send some classic KC barbecue and backup quarterback Chase Daniel for Devin.

Earl Bennett

Bennett has gone from Jay Cutler’s favorite target to fourth of fifth banana behind Marshall, Jeffery, Martellus Bennett and even Matt Forte.

Why trade him?

Bennett was supposedly dangled on the trade market at the end of the preseason but coming off a concussion, he didn’t draw enough interest.  He’s shown to be healthy and relatively productive when called upon.  With injuries decimating some teams and a lack of proven performers for others (I’m talking to you Patriots), Bennett could be a good fit.

What could Bennett fetch you?

The Patriots would send you an autographed Tom Brady jersey and some lightly used surveillance equipment. 

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  • Goodshepherd Americanbullies

    Julius Peppers for a 2017 7th round draft pick

  • Jon

    GB is not giving up picks for McClellan. They are happy with Perry and Neil. Both were coming on until injuries. It’s not Thompsons way. NE may be a better choice as a trade partner with their depleted LB corp.

    • Mike “Boomer” Burzawa

      I guess you didn’t get the joke. I don’t really think the Packers are trading for Shea-Mac, but I’d love to take a draft pick off the Patriots’ hands.

    • Goodshepherd Americanbullies

      I think E Bennett wud get more value from the Pats but his salary might hurt that cause.

  • Sammy Z

    Bennett is the most likely for a WR needy team but Hester suddenly upped his value this past week.