3 trade candidates Bears could pursue before training camp

Ryan Poles may as well not stop now.
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A Jonathan Allen trade makes too much sense for Chicago

While adding an edge rusher would certainly improve the defense, so would trading for a guy like Jonathan Allen. As one of the best, if not the best (now that Aaron Donald is retired) interior defensive linemen in the league, Allen has been a trade candidate for what seems like a few years now.

The Bears have Gervon Dexter entering Year 2 and lining up next to Andrew Billings, but Allen would be quite the upgrade, and that's not a slight on Dexter. Allen also becomes a strong mentor for Dexter and could help in his development, too.

In five of his last six seasons, Allen has finished with at least 5.5 sacks as an interior lineman and remains strong against both the run and in getting after the quarterback. He's under contract through the 2025 season, so the Bears wouldn't be getting just a one-year rental. Having two years of Allen, who is now 29 years old and in his prime, could give them a real shot at contending for a title.