1. CB Jaylon Johnson
If you were to name players who could be future building blocks for the Bears, the 24-year old Johnson would definitely be on the list. But he was not given a contract extension during the offseason when he was eligible for one, and Courtney Cronin of ESPN recently reported the Bears are gauging interest in him as they set their course for the trade deadline.
That report came before their Week 6 loss to the Vikings, and obviously before Fields' injury firmly set their course to be clear-cut sellers at the trade deadline. Not that there should have been any delusions of being a buyer. Of course a contradicting report came from Adam Jahns of The Athletic, saying the Bears are not shopping Johnson.
Injuries have been a bit of a thing for Johnson. He missed six game last season, and he has already missed two this season with a hamstring injury. But he has become a top-notch cover corner, and with the Bears apparently hesitant to give him a long-term deal there are several teams who would.
Cornerback depth is an issue for the Lions, with Emmanuel Moseley out for the season and Brian Branch missing the last two games. Jerry Jacobs has been fine lately as the starter opposite Cameron Sutton, but adding someone to legitimately push him shouldn't be out of the question and Johnson is unequivocally a better player.
The Bears should be hesitant to trade Johnson. But "should be hesitant" and "won't" are two different things, and without a contract to keep him in Chicago he's an tradeable asset that could bring a nice return. The Lions should be among the teams who will make a call, or already have made a call, to see about Johnson's availability.