LA Chargers: 3 teams to call regarding a Desmond King trade
By Jason Reed
3. Chicago Bears
The Chicago Bears actually opened the season with two wins — one being in a game that they really should have lost to the Detroit Lions and the other being a game that they barely esaped with a win in against the New York Giants.
With a 2-0 record adn the Lions and Vikings both being 0-2, the Bears very well could look to make improvements to the team to solidify the playoff push. What better than to add Desmond King to an already solid defense?
The Bears do not have a great secondary and there is one noticeable hole in the secondary: slot corner. Buster Skrine has played 69 percent of the defensive snaps, mostly coming as the team’s slot corner.
He has not been that great. He has a 54.5 pass coverage grade on Pro Football Focus, allowing eight receptions in the 12 times he has been targeted in just two games.
King may not have had a great season at slot corner last year but he can fill that role for the Bears and it is not really needed in LA with Chris Harris playing slot corner. The Bears would undoubtedly be improving defensively but the one hang-up is that the Vikings actually have the Bear’s fourth-round pick.
Perhaps they overpay and send a third-round pick or package mutliple picks together with a fifth in 2021 and a fourth in 2022. Or, if the Chagrers really wanted to have some fun they could trade King and a third for Allen Robinson to create arguably the best receiving trio in football (I am 10 percent serious about that, by the way).
While a trade is not as easy to orchestrate, the need is definitely there and a team like the Bears should be agressive on the market.