Chicago Bears: 4 sneaky trade partners flying under the radar

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The Chicago Bears could strike a trade with the Cincinnati Bengals

One of the surprise teams of this season has been the 5-3 Cincinnati Bengals. They were a victim of one of the week’s biggest upsets this past week as the New York Jets, led by Mike White, knocked them off in a 34-31 game.

Still, the Bengals are a playoff team and look like the real deal, for the most part. Second-year quarterback Joe Burrow is having a strong season in 2021 and is enjoying the benefits of rookie wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase breaking out.

The Bengals’ defensive front has mainly been good, which is one of the biggest reasons they have won five games to this point. But, they could afford to add one more piece to their puzzle upfront. Getting some depth at edge rusher is a priority for Cincinnati in the coming hours.

Should the Bengals decide that Robert Quinn is worth trading for, the Bears have to jump all over that trade. In fact, trading Quinn has to be a priority no matter what. His 5-year, $70 million contract is going to hamper them in future seasons.