Chicago Bears: 3 reasons to trade Andy Dalton before deadline

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2. The Chicago Bears should trade Andy Dalton to avoid a possible distraction

For the past couple of weeks, the Bears’ quarterback situation has been a major distraction. Whether Matt Nagy wants to admit it or not, his shenanigans have been at the forefront of any conversation regarding the franchise.

Now that Fields is the starter, any controversy is over with. However, we’ve heard even as recently as a few days ago how Dalton was very happy to hear Nagy state him as the starter when he returns. Dalton was visibly proud of the fact that Nagy had stuck to his promise from all the way back when they talked before making the signing official in the offseason.

We all know, by now, that the Chicago sports media can be ruthless. They want the truth. They ask hard-hitting questions — questions that Matt Nagy doesn’t like to answer honestly or concisely, as we have seen.

Going forward, if Dalton were to be traded, a lot of those questions could be avoided. Should Fields struggle at all, there’s no doubt Nagy would get asked about the possibility of going back to Dalton — even if said media member didn’t believe in that notion themselves. It’s just the nature of the beast.

Controversy is easy to stir up when you’re talking about the quarterback situation of the Chicago Bears. It’s just that simple.