The Chicago Bears and Ryan Pace traded up in 2017 with the 49ers to take Mitchell Trubisky. Should they trade with the 49ers again?
Not that anyone wants to remember when Ryan Pace traded up one spot from third overall to second overall in the 2017 NFL Draft. The trade was obviously when the Chicago Bears moved up one spot for Mitchell Trubisky, while passing up on Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson.
Should Pace pick up his bat phone with every general manager on speed dial and push the button for John Lynch? Apparently Lynch has put feelers out there stating that the 49ers are willing to trade wide receiver Marquise Goodwin. Should the Chicago Bears consider making a move for him though? What about at a low cost?
Goodwin has had one season with solid success, but the rest has been plagued with injuries. The receiver is also 29 years old. What kind of return could you get for an aging receiver who has had minimal success and is often injured?
If I am the Chicago Bears, I am not interested in making a move for Goodwin. Furthermore, he has never had over a 60 percent catch percentage throughout his career. He also only has one season of playing all 16 games. This came in 2017, he gained just under 1,000 yards and scored only two touchdowns. Not to mention he is only 5’9″ and 180lbs.
Goodwin would likely garner a sixth or seventh-round draft pick at most. With the depth at wide receiver in this draft, why would any team trade for him? More importantly, why would the Chicago Bears and Ryan Pace be interested?
Goodwin is only owed a little less than $5 million dollars this season, but I do not even think he is worth that much. Ryan Pace would be better off trying to re-sign Taylor Gabriel to a less expensive contract than he was owed this season. Gabriel has been more productive than Goodwin. In fact, why would any other team not sign Gabriel over Goodwin? I guess I just do not see it.
With rumors swirling around right now about draft trades and player trades, we need to realize not every player is worth a look. Goodwin is one of those guys. Pace should honestly just remove Lynch from his speed dial while the 2020 NFL Draft takes place.