What players would Colts fans want Matt Eberflus to trade to Indy?
Will the Indianapolis Colts be getting a player from the Chicago Bears this offseason?
With former Indianapolis Colts defensive coordinator, Matt Eberflus, now in Chicago as the head coach of the Bears, many have to wonder who is most likely coming to Indianapolis.
Last season, when Nick Sirianni left Indianapolis to be the Head Coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, the Colts got Carson Wentz and Matt Pryor via different trades.
Will we see a favor like that again this offseason? Maybe.
With the connections that the Colts are building around the league, they could get some players in return. It would not be surprising if someone is moving down from Chicago to Indianapolis this summer.
Could the Colts land another quarterback?
In a shocking turn of events, the Colts receive Justin Fields via a trade that requires two future first-round picks and a third-round pick this season.
Would be nice, right? Sadly, that is unlikely to happen. The Bears invested way too much into moving up in the draft to acquire Fields last year. It would be surprising if they move on from the quarterback after cleaning out the front office.
Weirder things have happened, like Josh Rosen being drafted 10th overall, followed by the Arizona Cardinals drafting Kyler Murray first overall the next season. The difference: Justin Fields is not Josh Rosen.
New pressure off the edge
Khalil Mack would be an incredible talent that could come to Indianapolis and would allow the Bears to get some additional draft capital in the future. With Mack getting older, the Bears could get younger and obtain draft picks from the Colts.
Mack coming to the Colts would beef up the defensive line that needs to be focused on this offseason. Pairing a premier talent like Khalil Mack with DeForest Buckner, Grover Stewart, and Kwity Paye increases our production in pass-rushing scenarios to be much more favorable.
Bringing on Mack would cost a lot, but it’s something the Colts could manage with their cap space. This trade would likely come after June 1st, as the Bears would save an additional $14 million.
With his contract, the Colts could potentially offer much less to eat that cap space from the Bears.
Things don’t have to happen right away
These deals happen every offseason. As teams get closer to June 1st, they will try to find a trade partner to get rid of massive contracts. This will eliminate having to cut a player for absolutely nothing in return.
Do the Bears commit to success this offseason and try to retool and get better? Or will Eberflus decide to part ways with aging veterans or players he might not want, in order to get some draft capital this year?
Of course, let’s not think right before the season doesn’t matter either. In recent years, both the Colts and Bears have made a trade to acquire new talent that immediately helped that season.