3 Aggresive trades the Chicago Bears could consider
What would it take for the Chicago Bears to land Denzel Mims?
There was a hope that the New York Jets might cut Denzel Mims. He asked for a trade after not being released. Here was the statement by his agent, Ron Slavin:
"“It’s just time. Denzel has tried in good faith but it is clear he does not have a future with the Jets. Denzel vowed to come back better than ever this season and he worked extremely hard in the offseason to make that happen. Still, he has been given no opportunities with the starting offense to get into a groove with them. “We feel at this point a trade is our only option, since the Jets have repeatedly told us they will not release him. Joe Douglas has always done right by Denzel and we trust that he will do everything in his power to find another team where Denzel can be a contributor.”"
It is clear that the Jets are not looking to just release Mims straight up. However, the team is probably going to at least listen to trade offers due to the situation. Recency bias is real and I guarantee you that in the Jets’ eyes, Mims’ price tag went up after he caught seven balls for 102 yards and a touchdown in their final preseason game.
My thoughts here are that it really doesn’t make sense for Chicago to make a trade for Mims unless it is a sixth or seventh-round pick. I’m not sure that moves the needle for the Jets, but it’s worth asking if you are Ryan Poles. Mims is a 6’2″ wide receiver with 4.3 speed who could force his way onto the 53-man roster as a WR5 or WR6. He hasn’t lived up to his second-round expectations but he’s worth a look for the right price for any team — including the Chicago Bears.