Finally, the Chicago Bears are making a splashy move to acquire a wide receiver via trade.
It is a gamble, to be sure. But NFL Network insider Mike Garafolo reporting the team is acquiring Patriots 2019 first-round receiver N’Keal Harry certainly has my attention as a low-risk, high-reward type of wager:
It is certainly a fresh start for Harry, whose fall down the Pats depth chart was noteworthy. But equally as notable was Harry’s prospect pedigree. Harry, 24, was one of two receivers taken in the first round of the 2019 draft class. The 6-4, 225-pounder was a two-time first-team All-Pac-12 receiver who put up consecutive 1,000-yard receiving seasons in his final two years at Arizona State. That type of production has yet to make its way to the pro level. Hence, New England putting him on the trade block and Chicago snagging him for a 2024 seventh-rounder (per Rap Sheet).
Even despite his shortcomings, the Harry trade is the type you want to see these Bears make. The change of scenery post-hype sleeper vibes can’t be ignored. And at a bargain basement price, how can you not love it? The Pats were likely to cut Harry this summer, so seeing the Bears jump the line to be the team to get him is refreshing.
More to come later…