11 offseason trades that make sense for the Chicago Bears

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Chicago Bears, Tarik Cohen
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The Chicago Bears should trade Tarik Cohen

The Bears played all of last year without Tarik Cohen, and most of the 2020 season, after he suffered a torn ACL. At one point, Cohen was an integral part of the offense. But, over the past two years, the Bears have had to pivot. Last year, Chicago had a trio of capable running backs in David Montgomery, Damien Williams and rookie sixth-rounder, Khalil Herbert.

Herbert’s presence came on strong and in a flurry, as the Bears found themselves a nice compliment to Montgomery. This coming season, the Bears will roll with Montgomery and Herbert as their one-two punch, but where does Cohen fall? Not to mention, the fact that the Bears could re-sign Jakeem Grant as their primary return specialist — who made the All-Pro team last year, too — throws a wrench in things.

The one team which seems perfect for Cohen is the Kansas City Chiefs. Already possessing some rare speed in Tyreek Hill and Mecole Hardman, the Chiefs would be adding more in Cohen. Patrick Mahomes can use all the weapons in Kansas City, and Cohen would also potentially give them more stability at running back behind Clyde Edwards-Helaire.

Instead of cutting Cohen, which would save them $2 million, trading him for a late-round pick would be a genius move by Poles. Any time the Bears can get something in return for a guy they may not use anymore, it’s a win.