Bears land Montez Sweat in trade with Commanders

MONTEZ Sweat has been traded to the Chicago Bears from the Washington Commanders in exchange for a second-round draft pick.

Sweat was in the final year of his deal in Washington and the Commanders decided to gain draft capital next year, rather than lose him for nothing in free agency.

Chicago’s pass rush has struggled to get to the quarterback this season, with only 10 sacks recorded by the team so far this year – dead last in the NFL.

Sweat has 33 quarterback pressures this year, as well as 6.5 sacks, so the Bears are hoping he will be a key defensive asset for many years to come.

The next step for Chicago is to tie Sweat down to a new contract, given that he is still scheduled to be a free agent next year.

Chicago’s General Manager Ryan Poles is confident he can get a deal done to keep Sweat in Chicago for the long-term future.

“It’s hard to put a timeline on it, but I’m hoping it won’t take too long,” he said.