These 3 trades would help the Chicago Bears make a 2021 playoff push

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The Chicago Bears should add cornerback depth with Logan Ryan

As we have established, the Bears need help in their secondary. The New York Giants appear to be heading nowhere fast, and Logan Ryan could be a worthy addition in Chicago. Ryan signed a 3-year deal with the Giants that runs through the 2023 season, so the Bears would have him through the next two years as well.

What’s nice about that contract is that the Bears could get out of the deal after 2022 with just a dead cap hit of $2.9 million if need be. Adding Ryan to pair with Jaylon Johnson would give the Bears a much more solid duo.

In six games this year, Ryan has 50 combined tackles. He is as sure of a tackler as you can get in the secondary. In fact, he has a missed tackle percentage of just 3.8% in 2021, per Pro Football Reference.

Ryan has always been a tough-nosed player who doesn’t shy away from contact. He’s forced quite a few fumbles throughout his career, and also boasts 12.0 career sacks.

So far in 2021, Ryan has yet to give up a touchdown reception, which is no surprise. He’s picked up right where he left off last year when he gave up just two touchdowns all season long.

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Looking at opposing quarterback rating, Ryan doesn’t exactly scream “shutdown” corner. Quarterbacks have averaged a rating of 106.8 thus far in 2021, but it’s everything else about him that makes him a good fit. The Bears have done a good job rushing the passer, and with Ryan’s physicality and ability to limit big plays, he and the Bears would be a great match.