There’s a somewhat major trade the Pittsburgh Steelers should attempt to make before the start of the 2022 season.
According to a report from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Chicago Bears are open to trading offensive tackle Teven Jenkins.
Jenkins, a former Oklahoma State standout, was selected by the Bears in the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft.
The #Bears have received calls and have held trade talks centered around OT Teven Jenkins, sources tell me and @MikeGarafolo. The former 2nd round pick has drawn interest based on his potential. A situation to watch.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 1, 2022
For whatever reason, Jenkins and the new Bears regime haven’t gelled. They didn’t draft Jenkins so they’re not necessarily “attached to him”. It sounds like Jenkins doesn’t fit into Chicago’s vision for the future.
But he’s still a talented player. And the Steelers could use the offensive line depth. Jenkins would likely be an upgrade over right tackle Chukwuma Okorafor.
Pittsburgh needs to improve its offensive line and the Bears want to move on from Jenkins. Considering these two teams are in separate conferences and rarely play each other, it sounds like a perfect match.
That’s as long as the Bears aren’t hoping to get a second-round pick for Jenkins. They’ll get a mid to late-round pick at best for the second-year offensive lineman.
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