The Detroit Lions were potential trade deadline buyers before Week 6. After going down to Tampa Bay and beating the Buccaneers to move to 5-1 on the season, they are even moreso a buyer if there's a deal for a player that makes sense.
At a glance, the Lions don't have any glaring needs that would push a trade to the forefront. But the run of injuries they've already dealt with, and successfully navigated, have shown how important depth is and there are some general spots where an upgrade could be in order. Injuries are of course part of the game, and an ongoing reality to attempt to plan/cover for the possibility of.
On the other end of the spectrum, the Chicago Bears are 1-5. As of right now, they'd have the first two picks in the 2024 NFL Draft thanks to the offseason trade with the Carolina Panthers that brought wide receiver D.J. Moore to Chicago. Quarterback Justin Fields is now set to miss some time with a dislocated thumb on his throwing hand.
So it'll be rookie Tyson Bagent starting under center for the Bears for at least a few games, if not several. There should be an eye on 2024 already, and perhaps a future without Fields if it comes to that and they get the No. 1 overall pick next spring.
As the Bears go all the way into sell-mode with an eye on the future, these three players could really interest the Detroit Lions between now and the trade deadline.