Ranking 5 best Bears trade assets that Ryan Poles needs to sell before deadline

If the Bears are headed for disaster, why not look ahead and stack assets?

Chicago Bears, Justin Fields, Darnell Mooney
Chicago Bears, Justin Fields, Darnell Mooney / Kevin C. Cox/GettyImages
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2. Darnell Mooney, WR

The Bears' wide receiver room is going to look vastly different next year. D.J. Moore isn't going anywhere, of course. But, the Bears do have a pair of wideouts who are in the final year of their contracts: Darnell Mooney and Chase Claypool.

It isn't crazy to think that the Bears could see both of them suiting up in different colors next season, but if they are going to end up parting with both, they should look at trying to trade one. Of the two of them, though, Mooney is the only one who would have any real value right now.

Chase Claypool has not had a great start to his season, with his effort coming into question and being publicly scrutinized on a national level.

In three games so far this season, Mooney has just eight targets with four receptions. He has hardly been used but is still a very good, young receiver in this league. The 25-year-old holds far too much potential to be wasted on an offense like the Bears, and would give another team a legitimate WR2 option if he was traded.

I would venture to guess that Mooney could net the Bears a third or fourth-round pick, assuming his new team would look at giving him a new deal.