The NFL trade deadline is approaching and the Green Bay Packers are on a collision course with the Chicago Bears. What exactly happened when ESPN’s Chris Mortensen tweeted about an interview he had with Mike McCarthy?
The “bears trade targets” is a story that was published by ESPN. The article discusses how the Bears are looking to trade for various players.
Bears quarterback Getty Justin Fields is in desperate need of wide receivers and offensive linemen.
Last year, the Chicago Bears moved up nine places in the NFL draft to choose quarterback Justin Fields at No. 11 overall.
While it’s doubtful they’ll do it again this year, Fields is in desperate need of weapons and offensive linemen, and Round 1 contains lots of playmaking wideouts and bruising offensive lineman.
Bill Barnwell, an ESPN commentator, put up a series of trade recommendations for each club with first-round picks in his April 20 mock draft. The New England Patriots possess the 21st overall selection in this year’s draft, and according to Barnwell, they’ll give it to the Bears, who might then leapfrog their divisional rivals, the Green Bay Packers, in the draft order.
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In Round 1, the Bears might add a position of need, according to Barnwell.
The Packers have two first-round picks: No. 22 and No. 28. They are also looking for wide receivers after dealing Davante Adams to the Las Vegas Raiders.
Barnwell believes the Bears can one-up Green Bay by acquiring a highly sought-after player in one fell swoop. Here’s what Barnwell suggested as a trade:
- The Patriots will get a second-round selection (No. 39) in 2022, a second-round pick in 2023, and a fifth-round pick in 2023.
- Bears acquire a first-round selection (No. 21) in 2022 and a fourth-round pick in 2023.
“Here’s a chance for Bill Belichick to profit on the desperation of another club,” Barnwell wrote, explaining his reasoning for the proposal:
The Bears need to add players around second-year quarterback Justin Fields, but with a bad cap situation and no first-round selection, the most noticeable acquisition this summer has been Byron Pringle. That will not suffice. Chicago may go ahead of Green Bay in the division by signing a wide receiver or interior lineman. The Bears could do this by delivering the Patriots selections 39 and 48, but with infinite job security, Belichick would likely prefer a 2023 second-round pick from a struggling team. For Belichick, who has been doing this for a long time, landing two selections in the 30s for the 21st pick is an easy victory. After trading down, New England would most likely target the inside of their offensive line or the secondary.
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Is this a trade that Bears GM Ryan Poles might consider?
It’s a long shot, but it may happen depending on how the board shakes out and who is available at 21. Anything is conceivable if the proper player is still available, such as Fields’ old Ohio State colleague wideout Chris Olave.
Since taking over as general manager in January, Bears general manager Ryan Poles has been very cautious, so the possibility that Poles may still retain one of the team’s two second-round picks this year under Barnwell’s plan is fascinating.
Despite the fact that the Bears have just six choices in the 2022 draft, Poles may still get strong talent in Rounds 2-3, where three of Chicago’s six picks are located.
It’s always a risk to send three draft selections in exchange for one untested talent. These kind of trade ideas are entertaining, but they are often unrealistic. This would enable Chicago to possibly steal a player from its opponent, but the price tag may be prohibitive.
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