Chicago Bears: 3 Trade targets on Jaguars as they hold fire sale
By Joseph Herff
Josh Lambo, Kicker
After trading a seventh-round pick for Eddy Pineiro last season, it looked very smart after he hit the enormous game-winner in Denver. Unfortunately, Pineiro still struggled and has his issues attempting to stay healthy. Because of this, the Bears are now carrying two kickers (Cairo Santos as well) on their roster.
Trading for Josh Lambo would make this much easier. They can even keep Pineiro if they want because he does have the talent and the leg strength to be a great NFL kicker. He just isn’t there yet. Lambo could be the short term answer as he is a proven commodity at kicker.
Over his five-year career, Lambo has hit 88.5 percent of his kicks. For comparison, Pineiro made 82.1% of his kicks last season. The only question is “Is giving up more draft capital for a kicker really worth it?” As a Bears fan who saw the double doink… yes.
If the Bears could get Lambo for a seventh or even a sixth, I would call the trade worth it. Lambo is a very solid and young kicker that could be the kicker for the future if Pineiro doesn’t pan out. Additionally, Lambo is from the Chicagoland area so that would be cool to have him playing for his hometown team.
This trade isn’t as necessary as a duo of Santos and Pineiro should be serviceable, but the Bears should do whatever they can to get out of the kicker hell they put themselves into after Robbie Gould.