5 players Bears need to trade to start building for the future

It is already time for the Chicago Bears to look toward 2024 and beyond
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This isn't what Chicago Bears fans had in mind after an offseason filled with hope and hype.

The team is off to an 0-4 start and they appear to be heading absolutely no where fast. General manager Ryan Poles and head coach Matt Eberflus are on the hot seat, and big changes have to be coming in Chicago whether it's sooner or later.

If the Bears want to start looking ahead at continuing to build for the future, they should consider trading the following five players.

1. Chase Claypool, WR

The most obvious trade candidate has to be wide receiver Chase Claypool, although there are many around the league that believe the Bears will cut ties and release him, rather than being able to trade him.

Claypool's lack of effort, emotional instability and immaturity have shown through plenty this season, so far, and it's become too much. The Bears chose to keep him inactive Week 4 against the Broncos and are going to do so again Thursday night against Washintgon.

A season after trading a second-round pick for Claypool, it looks like the Bears might not get anything at all while parting with him. If they can, though, the Bears should jump at an opportunity to cut their losses and net some type of asset in return.

I think it is safe to say this move was the worst of Poles' tenure in Chicago thus far and could be chalked up as a total failure.