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

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Chicago Bears, Will Dissly
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Will Dissly

I know what you are thinking. Will Dissly? Really? You cannot be serious right? Well, hear me out. This move makes sense if the team is going to stick with Trey Burton (he is not going anywhere with his current contract) and use a late-round pick in this draft on a potential future tight end.

By trading away a fifth-round pick in 2021, this allows the team to hold onto the few draft picks it has this year. Adding Dissly is not a horrible addition either. He was a fourth-round draft pick by the Seahawks in 2018. After two years in essentially a backup role, he played 10 games, catching 31 of 41 targets for 418 yards and six touchdowns. Four of those touchdowns took place just last season. Those are not bad numbers.

Seattle can afford to move on from Dissly as they just signed Greg Olsen this offseason and have Jacob Hollister, who performed well, as a restricted free agent for 2020. The Seahawks can use the money they are saving from the Dissly deal to lock up Hollister instead.

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This move would allow Ryan Pace to cut Adam Shaheen and still save $1 million dollars in cap space with the addition of Dissly. Dissly is in the third year of his rookie contract. He is owed a little over $800 thousand dollars this season and not much more than $900 thousand dollars in 2021. This trade is not sexy at all but is still an upgrade for the Chicago Bears.