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The Chicago Bears could see a huge name hit the trade market real soon.
Let’s flash back almost four years ago, shall we? The Chicago Bears entered the 2017 NFL Draft with the third overall pick. It was time for a big change around Halas Hall. These Bears were set to invest in their future.
Chicago had already signed veteran quarterback Mike Glennon to be a stop-gap starter for a guy they would likely take in the second, third or fourth rounds of this draft. We all know how that guy turned out as a Bear.
Instead of waiting, though, Ryan Pace traded up just one spot to grab who many thought would end up being Deshaun Watson.
If only that were the case.
The infamous Mitchell Trubisky pick will live forever in Bears history books as one of the biggest botched trades and selections in sports history, because everyone knows which two quarterbacks came off the board next. Of course, it was Watson along with the half-billion dollar man, Patrick Mahomes.
Now, more than one of those guys may be on their way out of their respective cities. Trubisky is a free agent after this season, obviously, but news broke on Thursday that Watson — who signed a huge extension prior to this season — may ask the Texans to trade him.
It would not be shocking, in the least bit, to see Watson desire a trade out of Houston. After all, we’ve seen how this franchise was completely ripped to pieces by former head coach and general manager Bill O’Brien.
Even J.J. Watt has shown vibrant frustration this year in some of his postgame press conferences.
Houston stinks, and the stars on this team know it. It’s not a surprise to learn that one of them wants out. The fact that Watson could eventually ask the Texans to trade him, though, begs a large question.
Where does he go?
It makes perfect sense. It’s almost too perfect, actually, for the Bears to now attempt to right the wrong they made four years ago. But, what would it take to get Watson? Just how much would they have to shell out to bring him in? These three trade packages seem the most logical for both sides.