Chicago Bears: 2 trades to free up cap space to sign Tom Brady

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Restructure or Say Goodbye

Recently, Bill Barnwell and ESPN came up with a “predicting where the dominos land” article that has Tom Brady signing with one of three teams. One of those teams is the Chicago Bears. Barnwell does not just predict the Bears convince Brady to leave New England for the Windy City. Barnwell also has Ryan Pace making a couple of trades in this scenario.

If Brady decides to move to the midwest, Barnwell has Pace trading away Leonard Floyd. Honestly, that sounds like a difficult task, but I am all for it if possible. Floyd is due over $13 million dollars in 2020. Floyd is a solid outside linebacker, but he is not worth that type of money.

I am disappointed in myself for not considering trading away Floyd as an option. Barnwell chose the New York Giants as the team who sends the Chicago Bears a draft pick in order to pay Floyd more money than he is worth. Not to mention, Floyd is on the last year of his contract. It seems a bit risky, but the prediction has the Giants giving up a sixth-round pick for Floyd.

Pace needs to do something regarding Floyd. I have been cutting him or restructuring his contract by signing him to a longer-term deal. Now, I am all on board with the Bears trying to trade him. The former first-round pick would be deemed a bust, but if the team can secure a draft pick in return, Pace would at least recoup something for an average edge rusher. Freeing up $13.2 million and adding more draft capital is the ideal move here.