Chicago Bears Rumors: Evan Engram trade packages, why it makes senseon March 12, 2020 at 12:00 pm

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The New York Giants could be a perfect trade partner for the Chicago Bears in the coming days.

As we near free agency in just a few days, it is blatantly clear the Chicago Bears have some key positions in need of an upgrade. One of those positions, towards the top of that list, is at tight end.

General manager Ryan Pace has several options over the next several weeks. Free agents at the position include bigger names like Austin Hooper, Hunter Henry and Eric Ebron. Any of those three would be intriguing in Chicago, to say the least.

Pace could also opt for the 2020 NFL Draft, which holds a chunk of mid-round prospects worth selecting and a couple which might make sense in the second or third rounds. Unfortunately, the Bears don’t have a pick in the third, so they may end up reaching there.

Even yet another option would be to trade for a tight end. One name in particular, which makes sense, is Cameron Brate from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers — who is also a potential cap casualty. Aside from Brate, the most interesting name to come up in a recent report is New York Giants tight end Evan Engram.

ESPN’s Matthew Berry said the Giants could look to shop Engram, and if that’s the case, the Bears should at least make a phone call.

New York’s tight end room could shrink in a big way if they dealt Engram, especially after veteran Rhett Ellison announced his retirement earlier this week. Daniel Jones will have a much different tight end group going into 2020, but so would the Bears in this case.

So, what would it take to land Engram? That’s the first question. Beyond that, why make the deal? I assess the risk later on.

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