Chicago Bears: 5 Trade targets at the 2020 NFL trade deadline
By Joseph Herff
James Carpenter, OG, Atlanta Falcons
The other main lineman from the Atlanta Falcons may also be on the trade block. James Carpenter is the starting left guard for the Falcons and has been since last season. The 10-year veteran guard has been solid for many seasons and could come at a cheap price.
With both the head coach and the general manager being fired in Atlanta, they could be looking to sell off their team to rebuild in the draft for next season. Additionally, they have a younger offensive guard who has looked serviceable in his place sometimes for the Falcons that they may want a closer look at.
Carpenter isn’t by any means the quality of player Zeitler or Mack is, but he is an above-average left guard that has played that position for many years. He isn’t a star, but he fills an immediate need for this Bears line that still for some reason still plays Rashaad Coward.
His value would likely be fairly low as they don’t need him and he is aging. He isn’t a star either so they may be able to get him for a fifth or even a sixth-round pick.
The Bears need to pull the trigger on some sort of trade before the deadline if they want to make a run. Some of these current starters are unacceptable and some things need to change if they want to make a playoff run.