Chicago Bears: 3 ways Ryan Pace will screw up the trade deadline

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The Chicago Bears find themselves 3-5 on the season after losing three straight games. The team is struggling all over the place. The offense has been inconsistent, to say the least, and now the defense looked like swiss cheese versus a very poor San Francisco 49ers offense.

The only positive that came out of this game was more development by Justin Fields. He may not have thrown for over 200 yards, but he accounted for 278 total yards as he broke 100 yards rushing on the day. Overall, Fields stat line was 175 yards passing with a touchdown and an interception, plus another 103 yards rushing and a rushing touchdown.

This was by far Fields’ best performance thus far this season. The interception came in garbage time and was not even his fault. He hit Darnell Mooney in the hands on a deep shot that Mooney could not hold onto and deflected into Josh Norman’s hands.

When we look at the performance that took place on Sunday, there is plenty to be excited about as Chicago Bears fans. We saw plenty of solid performances from players who need to be the future of this franchise. Justin Fields is just one of those players. Darnell Mooney is another. Mooney and Fields have a solid connection already as Mooney caught six of his nine targets to lead the team with 64 yards.

We also got to see rookie running back Khalil Herbert run well once again. Should the team decide to extend David Montgomery, the combination of Montgomery and Herbert should be great for years to come. Finally, Cole Kmet is another player who should be a focal point in the offense. He caught three of his six targets for 24 yards. Kmet has not been great, but he is developing and growing as a player.

There is clearly a shift finally being made to focusing on the offense and we are seeing some of those decisions work. Teven Jenkins has not been able to play, but Larry Borom came back Sunday and looked very solid for his first career start at right tackle.

There are plenty of positives, just not enough to think the team is going to amount to anything this season. This brings us to the NFL trade deadline today and what Ryan Pace could do to screw this trade deadline up.