Chicago Bears Rumors: Analyzing 3 realistic trade packages for Derek Carr

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The first thing I decided to do was look at some weaknesses the Raiders have that the Bears could help them out with this offseason. The next thing was to see what players are on the active roster, but will likely be cut due to cap situations.

Pass rush is an area that instantly comes to mind when I thought about the Raiders. My first thought was sending Leonard Floyd to Gruden. If Ryan Pace is unable to extend and restructure Floyd’s current contract, he will cost them over $13 million in 2020. He will be an unrestricted free agent in 2021 as well.

Unfortunately, I am not sure Floyd will fit in well in the Raiders’ defense. If he does, he would have to be a weakside linebacker. Maybe this change would be great for Floyd as he has never really amounted to much as a pass rusher. He does well in pass coverage though, which is an important trait of a weakside (Will) linebacker.

The other area of need I see for this team is at wide receiver. The team’s starting receivers are Zay Jones and Tyrell Williams. Neither are lighting the NFL on fire. The Bears could look to package Taylor Gabriel in a trade. Gabriel is not lighting the world on fire either, but he could add some serious depth to a very weak position for Oakland. Between him and Tyrell Williams, they would have plenty of opportunities to throw the ball deeper downfield.

Ryan Pace should be calling Jon Gruden and offering him either Floyd or Gabriel. One of the two would likely be enough to entice Gruden, then Pace should throw in the Bears’ 2021 third-round pick with the player to bring Derek Carr to Chicago. If this does not do anything for Gruden, Pace should not give up. The young general manager has other options to offer.