The Chicago Bears: Buyers or Sellers at the Trade Deadline?

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As the trade deadline approaches the Bears’ front office needs to look at themselves in the mirror and ask themselves if they are buying or selling at the trade deadline. Buying, meaning that they are trading for players at the deadline, and selling, meaning that they are trading away players at the deadline. The Chicago Bears could also decide to not do anything, but what fun would that be?

The Bears have pieces like Robert Quinn, Roquan Smith, David Montgomery, or even Riley Reiff that they can part ways with at the deadline. Roquan Smith obviously being the most valuable out of the bunch so he would most likely net the Chicago Bears the biggest return. Although the return for both Montgomery and Quinn would be small and likely just a day-three pick at best, it would still be wise for the Bears to shop them to get any return from them that they can.

Should the Chicago Bears buy, sell, or maybe do both at the trade deadline?

This team is clearly in rebuild mode — even if Matt Eberflus and Ryan Poles do not want to admit it publicly. That said, there could be some value to buying if the players make sense. The team is currently 2-4 with a game tonight vs the Patriots. Most people believe this to be a loss. This means the team will be 2-5 heading into the final game before the trade deadline on November 1st. Let’s take a look first at why the Chicago Bears would be sellers at the deadline.