Chicago Bears: 3 Trades for a tight end Ryan Pace must consider

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The Chicago Bears need a new tight end. The 2020 NFL Draft class is not ideal. Instead of the draft in April or free agency in a couple of weeks, maybe the answer is trading for a tight end instead.

The Chicago Bears need a tight end. There is no question that if the team goes into the 2020 season with Trey Burton as their go-to guy, the team will struggle once again. The team needs a tight end so horribly I would even give Desmond “old man” Clark a call. Alright, I would not go that far, but can you sense the desperation in my words? Ryan Pace should be desperate to solve this problem. Does he stick with what they have, dive deep into free agency or look to the draft?

I have one more possibility for Pace though that goes beyond adding Demetrius Harris to the depth chart. Instead, what if the team made a trade for a tight end? Many people believe that the tight ends in the 2020 NFL Draft class are not worth a second-round pick. If that is the case, the Bears would be hopeful to find talent in the later rounds.

Names like Cole Kmet, Hunter Bryant, Brycen Hopkins and Adam Trautman are all names the Bears could consider. There is a small handful of tight ends who could develop into solid players in the NFL, but most should not be taken before the third round.

In free agency, Austin Hooper looks to be the prize target for teams. Even if the Chicago Bears wanted to add him, the team probably could not afford him. Hunter Henry would be another high-priced option, but reports are that the Chargers are likely to franchise tag him. The other big-name target who has shown flashes is Eric Ebron.

The options do not look great for the Bears. Instead, Pace should look to see if he can trade for one of these three tight ends instead. These three trade packages could get it done.