So Greg Olsen tweeted that he still wants to be a Bear.
That’s all fine and dandy, but what if his bosses think otherwise? Olsen can publicly state his undying love for the Bears, the city of Chicago and his QB BFF as much as he wants. But if a good offer comes around – like a second-round pick – I have a feeling he’ll be a goner.
Now I know dissenters are going to cry “But Angelo doesn’t give up on his draft picks that easily,” and “that trading one of his few productive first round picks would make it look like he lost out on a power struggle to Lovie and Martz.” But in this win-or-get-canned year, anything’s possible (see Julius Peppers’ $92 mil).
If it’s true that Lovie recently dined with South Florida safety prospect Nate Allen – a projected second rounder – that could mean the Bears are looking to trade up. And Olsen is one of the few current players that could deliver a high pick in return.
Possible trade partners? How about the Patriots, who have three – yes, 3! – second-round picks. The current TEs on their roster – 10-year vet Alge Crumpler and two guys you’ve never heard of – Robbie Agnone and Rob Myers.
Hello, Bill Belichick…Jerry Angelo is on line one.