5 Players the Chicago Bears could sell off at NFL trade deadline
Chicago Bears 2022 Trade Candidate: Riley Reiff, OT
The return value for Robert Quinn and David Montgomery should be somewhere between a third and fifth-round pick. Ryan Poles could get creative and include them in a bigger trade too or possibly swap some picks in the process to possibly get a second-rounder. The next two trade candidates will not see that type of return, but why keep them on the team if you are not going to use them?
Riley Reiff was brought in by Ryan Poles late in the offseason. Many expected him to take over the starting left or right tackle spots. He has not unseated either current starter. Instead, we are watching bookend fifth-round draft picks attempt to protect Justin Fields. Braxton Jones has actually surprised me. Larry Borom has looked exactly how I expected — great one play and awful the next.
Big picture, it makes more sense to use the young players. The Bears are rebuilding and giving their youth important reps is more important than giving reps to Reiff who won’t be here next season. What might be even more important though is keeping Justin Fields upright — just saying. If Chris Morgan and Matt Eberflus aren’t going to play Reiff at tackle, then maybe a team could use his assistance for a late-round draft pick.