The Chicago Bears aren't very good right now. Even though they managed to get their first win of the season against the Washington Commanders in Week 5, it's hard to see them accomplishing much the rest of the way. In fact, don't be surprised if they're sellers ahead of the trade deadline in order to accumulate assets for 2024. If that's the case, the Jacksonville Jaguars should give them a call.
In contrast to Chicago, the Jaguars have a well-rounded team and are heading in the right direction following a statement win over the Buffalo Bills in Week 5. However, their roster could use reinforcements and any of these three Bears players could be of help.
No. 3 Bears player the Jaguars should trade for: Robert Tonyan, TE
Evan Engram has picked up where he left off last year. He's having low-key a productive season, hauling in 29 receptions on 35 targets for 260 yards. His 175 yards after contact lead the league.
That said, the Jaguars don't have much depth behind him. 2023 second-round pick Brenton Strange has been underwhelming this season. Back in Week 4, he was called for a personal foul and holding. It's true that he's a rookie getting acclimated to the NFL but the team need better production from the position. Luke Farrell is also on the roster but he's more of a blocking specialist than a viable option in the passing game.
Meanwhile, Robert Tonyan signed with the Bears in free agency but has only mustered four receptions for 28 yards this season. He's TE2 behind Cole Kmet but has ample starting experience. Also, he's proved to be a reliable target in the passing game, having tallied more than 50 receptions in a season twice in his career.
Tonyan would be an ideal No. 2 behind Engram who could contribute right off the bat. The Jaguars could probably get him for a sixth or seventh-round pick in the 2024 draft.