Tuesday was supposed to be a quiet day for the Chicago Bears.

The biggest story was going to be Family Fun Fest Day.

Those plans, however, were quickly derailed on Tuesday morning when linebacker Roquan Smith publicly requested a trade due to a contract dispute with the front office.

Not ideal. Smith is a key player that is an important part of the Bears’ rebuild. He’s someone that Chicago needs to lock up long-term.

On Tuesday afternoon, Bears general manager Ryan Poles commented on the trade request and the franchise’s plan for Smith.

Poles expressed disappointment with where the contract talks are with Smith currently.

The new Bears general manager also noted that he loves Smith, thinks he’s a good football player and he still wants to extend the talented linebacker.

Poles mentioned he feels as though Chicago made Smith a strong offer, which is a direct contradiction of what Smith said earlier on Tuesday.

“My job is to build a roster that is going to sustain success for a long period of time,” said Poles. “At the end of the day, we have to do what’s best for the Chicago Bears.”

It appears that for a deal to get done one side will have to budge.

I don’t anticipate the Bears’ front office being the side that caves. And considering they don’t have to trade Smith, they have the leverage at the moment.

We’ll see how this plays out in the following days/weeks, but I think there’s certainly reason for concern if you’re a Bears fan.

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