The Chicago Bears are off to a great start but need help to push for the playoffs
The Chicago Bears have started the 2020 season with the best record the team has seen since 2012. At 4-1, the team has a solid grip on the outcome of this season, yet in 2012 the team started off just as well, finished 10-6 and missed the playoffs. This was also the year Lovie Smith was fired.
Even Bears fans must admit that this 4-1 team is lucky to have that current record. The team showed up against a solid Tampa Bay Buccaneers team, but have had a little luck go their way to get them here. Had D’Andre Swift caught that ball, the team would be 3-2. Had Atlanta not blown another big lead, the team could have been 2-3.
That said, a win is a win and not easy to come by in the NFL. Therefore, no matter how it happened, the Bears earned those wins and are a better team than many give them credit for — especially the national media. Ryan Pace must not sit on his hands though. He must realize that the team needs some serious help and the trade deadline might be how he gets that done.
Unfortunately, this team cannot use a top-three pick in a trade unless that player is a long-term upgrade. The team also must be creative because of the lack of salary cap room not only this year, but next year too. This could limit the type of player Pace can trade for over the next couple of weeks. Had the team lost to the Bucs, the team might have been a seller more than a buyer. However, at 4-1 and a winnable game versus the Panthers, the Bears must be buyers.