Bears Allow Defender To Seek A Trade After Getting 10 Sacks Over Past Two Seasons

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The Chicago Bears have granted permission to Defensive End Trevis Gipson to seek trade opportunities, according to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.

The decision comes as Gipson, apparently seeks to find a defensive scheme more aligned with his strengths.

Gipson, recorded seven sacks in the 2021 season and three sacks in 2022. He also added 18 quarterback hits, 11 tackles for loss, and five forced fumbles over the past two seasons.

Gipson seems particularly inclined towards rejoining a 3-4 defensive scheme, a setup he flourished in during the 2021 season.

Drafted in the fifth round of the 2020 Draft, Gipson played a solid role as an outside linebacker in the Bears’ 3-4 scheme under former defensive coordinator Sean Desai.

However, the team transitioning to a different system under the leadership of defensive coordinator Alan Williams in 2022 led to Gipson facing challenges in replicating his pervious success.

Given the imminent 2023 season, Gipson’s aspiration to return to a 3-4 system appears to be driven by his desire to optimize his effectiveness on the field.