The Chicago Bears could make one more trade to revitalize WR coreRyan Heckmanon July 15, 2022 at 9:30 pm

Just a couple of days ago, the Chicago Bears executed a trade to acquire former New England Patriots wide receiver N’Keal Harry.

Harry, a first-round pick in 2019, has wanted a fresh start for a while now and he finally gets his wish in Chicago. The Bears traded just a seventh-round pick in 2024 for Harry, who could end up being a big steal on a team that’s depleted of wide receiver depth.

As the NFL offseason rolls on and teams get ready for training camp, there are still some unanswered questions in regards to big names and their contract situations. There may be no bigger contract situation than Seattle Seahawks wideout DK Metcalf, who still does not have a new deal.

Metcalf’s rookie contract runs out after the 2022 season, and he’d like some long-term security. Bleacher Report boldly predicted Metcalf winds up with the Dallas Cowboys, but if a potential trade came up, there should be no more active team than the Bears.

The Chicago Bears should be monitoring the DK Metcalf contract situation in case of a trade opportunity.

Three weeks ago, ESPN’s Brady Henderson released a report summarizing where the Seahawks and Metcalf currently stand, and according to said report, the Seahawks would likely start taking calls if an extension doesn’t get done.

Well, just a few days ago, Pete Carroll reiterated the fact that the Seahawks are trying to do everything they can to get a deal done. Still, nothing is imminent.

One interesting aspect of the Metcalf situation is that he shares the same agent as AJ Brown, who was in a similar situation earlier in the year. Brown wanted a new deal with the Tennessee Titans, who ultimately declined his request and dealt him to the Philadelphia Eagles.

Even more interesting, Tory Dandy (Metcalf’s agent) also represents Deebo Samuel — who is yet another receiver in the same predicament.

If talks between Metcalf and the Seahawks continue to not result in an extension getting done, he very well could sit out training camp just as he did minicamp. Things would begin getting even more serious for Seattle if that came to fruition.

Back to the Bears, now.

Trading for Harry certainly gives a little ray of hope for the receiving depth in Chicago, should he pan out as a significant contributor. But, aside from Darnell Mooney, the Bears don’t have a single “sure” thing amongst that group.

If Chicago was able to pair Mooney with Metcalf, and even get solid work from Harry along with rookie Velus Jones Jr., the Bears’ wide receiver room would look exponentially different in just a short amount of time.

For people who thought the Bears weren’t doing enough to help Justin Fields in his second season, this type of trade would completely shut those thoughts down.

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