Chicago Bears: 4 players Ryan Pace could sell by the 2020 trade deadline

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Chicago Bears, Mitchell Trubisky
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Mitchell Trubisky, QB

Wow. For those of you who pay attention to my content, this one pains me greatly. I am a Mitchell Trubisky truther. I want to believe that he will put it together and flourish this season. Seeing him succeed and forcing Nick Foles to remain on the bench is my ideal situation and one I find to be best overall for the Chicago Bears franchise.

That said, if he comes out flat and either loses the starting spot during the regular season or never even starts at all this year, his name could come up in trade talks. Just like running backs, injuries can happen to quarterbacks too. With most teams only carrying two starting-caliber quarterbacks, it is likely that Trubisky would be the better option over most backups should a starter go down.

If a team is in the playoff hunt but loses their starting quarterback for an extended period of time, it is possible Ryan Pace will find himself fielding phone calls as teams inquire about the availability of Trubisky. With 2020 being the last year of Trubisky’s rookie contract and the Bears neglecting to pick up his fifth-year option, what would stop Pace from sending Trubisky packing if the return was enough to risk the Bears own quarterback situation the rest of the year?