The Chicago Bears should call Las Vegas about this potential trade

Running back Josh Jacobs could be the answer for the Bears run-heavy offense

Kansas City Chiefs v Las Vegas Raiders
Kansas City Chiefs v Las Vegas Raiders / Jeff Bottari/GettyImages

We know the Chicago Bears love to wheel and deal. They proved it when they traded the No. 1 overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft to the Carolina Panthers. But are they ready to gamble with Las Vegas this summer? It just might be what they need to take the Bears' offense to another level.

Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs is currently holding out. He hasn't reported to the Raiders training camp, nor has he signed his franchise tag, per ESPN. Jacobs allegedly received a deal worth $12 million a year from the Raiders, per CBS Sports. If he put ink to this contract, it would have made him one of highest paid halfbacks in the NFL. Instead, Jacobs is seeking a long-term deal.

The Chicago Bears could use Josh Jacobs despite RB group

Both parties are in a stalemate when it comes to contract negotiations. If this continues longer, it's likely Jacobs will want out of Sin City. The Bears should make an offer for Jacobs, per previous reporting by FanSided.

The Bears' recent history proves they aren't afraid to trade for a proven player, especially on the offensive side of the ball. Jacobs, desperate to ink a long-term deal, could sign with the Bears on a "prove it" deal. This would give the discontented running back a chance to show the league he's worthy of a multiyear extension.

At just 25, there's a lot of fuel left in the tank for Jacobs. What's more important is that he's a winner.

The Raiders are 18-6 when Jacobs carries the ball 20 times or more a game, per StatMuse. Jacobs is the kind of running back who can lead a team to victory, a rarity in today's NFL. Make no mistake, Jacobs could be the Bears' ace.

Similarly, a backfield duo of Jacobs and Bears quarterback Justin Fields could post numbers you only see in Madden. Jacobs, a two-time Pro Bowler, is the reigning rushing champion in the NFL right now, carving up defenses for a league-leading 1,653 yards last season. Fields, on the other hand, is second all-time in rushing yards for a quarterback in a single season with 1,143 rushing yards, per StatMuse.

We already know the Bears like to run the ball. Now imagine those two in the same backfield.?

Jacobs' bruising running style makes him a perfect fit for the Windy City. In fact, when Jacobs was a rookie with the Raiders, Hollywood directors wanted him to sell the rights to his rags-to-riches life story in order to turn it into a movie, per Clutch Points.

The trade rumors surrounding Jacobs come during a time when running backs across the league are being vastly underpaid. As the league shifts more toward pasing, this trend will most likely continue, unfortunately.


Jacobs has also been linked to the Philadelphia Eagles, the New York Jets and the Miami Dolphins.