Today in the Sun Times, Mike Mulligan writes that there are no players on the Bears’ roster that could be traded to bring in picks to start rebuilding the team.
I don’t think this is anything new; it’s pretty obvious. Trades like this that happen in baseball just don’t happen in football, anyway. Except for what the Bears gave up to get Jay Cutler. The Bears always seem to be the exception to everything.
Mulligan’s article states that Devin Hester would probably only bring a third-rounder in return, and that Brian Urlacher could not be traded due to his contract. That reminded me, earlier in the week on WSCR Hub Arkush stated that Urlacher would probably bring a second-round pick in a trade. I didn’t believe him and Mulligan seems to back that up.
So nothing new here. The fact of the matter to me is the mess Jerry Angelo has his team in due to brilliant drafts like 2007 when much of the top of the draft was wasted has left the Bears in a hole from which it will take years to recover.