3 reasons Chicago Bears trading for Montez Sweat was smart, 3 reasons it was foolish

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Foolish Reason 3: Are the Chicago Bears in the right position to be buying at the trade deadline?

The Chicago Bears did it again. In a time when the team should be selling and looking to rebuild, they are buying. You cannot go halfway in on a rebuild because then you lose the pieces needed to complete everything. The Bears are not going to be contenders this year.

The Addition of Montez Sweat may have taken them from four wins and a top-five pick to six wins and outside the top ten. It still does not add them to the playoff picture. Their safeties are banged up, and they do not have a starting quarterback right now.

We saw last year that the team tried to go halfway on the rebuild. They sold Roquan Smith and Robert Quinn but used assets to add Chase Claypool. That turned into the 32nd overall pick and Joey Porter Jr. a rookie cornerback who looks good.

It was easy to say the Bears needed something at the time, but in the long term, they needed that pick. Do they need Sweat to finish this year off, or do they need as many draft assets as possible? Why do they buy when this roster and the running for the top pick in two straight years say to sell?