It's funny how just one game can change the vibe of a franchise and the fan base. But, that's what seemed to happen when the Chicago Bears finally broke their 14-game losing streak.
After a win over the Washington Commanders, the Bears are feeling positive once again and hoping to ride that into a win streak. Next up, the Bears take on the Vikings, followed by the Raiders. Those are seemingly two winnable games, which could put the Bears at 3-4; not entirely out of a playoff push whatsoever.
But, if the Bears wanted to really try and make an effort to save their season, they could become buyers at the trade deadline. These are a few under-the-radar moves Chicago could make if they wanted to shore up some areas on the roster.
1. The Bears could trade for OT Garrett Bolles
Chicago saw starting left tackle Braxton Jones get placed on IR, thus launching Larry Borom into a starting role. While Borom has played fine, the Bears could still use an upgrade. The Denver Broncos could become major sellers at this year's deadline, should their season continue to head down the drain. And, one of the rumored trade assets Denver could part with is veteran tackle Garrett Bolles.
The 31-year-old would become an instant upgrade at tackle and could even provide the Bears with a starting option in 2024, the last year of his contract. Depending on whether or not Chicago thinks Jones is still their left tackle of the future, Bolles could find himself playing a pivotal role with this Bears team.