Chicago Bears: Would you make either of these proposed trades?
The Chicago Bears get much-needed running back help in Marlon Mack
I am on record for loving the Chicago Bears’ current running back room. However, there is no reason to not make it even better. Part of the problem is that rumors are Tarik Cohen is not looking to be ready by his potential return in Week 7. People are saying he is still walking with a noticeable limp.
Now that David Montgomery has gone down with a knee sprain that will keep him out of the lineup until after the bye week, the Bears will be relying on Damien Williams and rookie, Khalil Herbert. I am actually pretty happy with both of these guys, but I’d still like to see more insurance with a player like Marlon Mack on the roster.
Damien Williams can easily handle the load as long as he remains healthy. Khalil Herbert has looked very good in limited action as well. This is very little to give up to get a player like Mack who has proven he too can handle the main running back role. As the lead back in 2018 and 2019, Mack amassed a total of 1,999 rushing yards and 17 rushing touchdowns. He also added 185 yards receiving and another touchdown. You should know, Mack is also only 25 years old.
Mack would probably not be too happy about this trade though as he has demanded a trade from the Colts due to being a healthy scratch in Week 1 and Week 3. The Bears would not just hand him the starting role despite his past success. Damien Williams has looked good here in Matt Nagy’s system. That said, I wouldn’t care. I’d still make this deal and if Mack proves himself throughout the year, then he can land with a new team as an unrestricted free agent in 2022.