In less than a month, the NFL offseason will be in full swing. For now, we’re still in the rumor phase, but you better believe the Chicago Bears have plenty of suitors for that no. 1 overall pick.
For those thinking the Bears will keep the pick, you are sadly mistaken.
This is going to be an all-out bidding war for the top pick in the draft, and it’ll more than likely lead to a team drafting Alabama quarterback Bryce Young.
The Bears, meanwhile, will get a haul for the pick. What’s intriguing to think about, though, is just how many assets could come from that first overall pick. In this mock, the Bears make a couple of trades in order to stack capital.
The Chicago Bears pull off the first of two trades in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft
In the first of their initial trades in the 2023 NFL Draft, the Bears move down just one spot with the team that could have had this selection in the first place. The Houston Texans need their franchise quarterback, and that’s why they make a trade like this.
In exchange for the first pick, the Bears move down just one spot and also get the no. 65 pick in the third round, plus a later pick at no. 204 overall. It’s not as enormous a return as some may have thought the Bears would get, but again we’re just moving down one spot here. Next, the Bears make an even bigger splash.
In their second trade of the first round, the Chicago Bears land a haul, including Davante Adams
This is where things get real interesting. The Las Vegas Raiders are also in need of a franchise quarterback now that Derek Carr is on his way out. They move up with the Bears and trade Chicago the no. 7 pick, no. 38 in the second round, no. 70 in the third round along with All Pro wide receiver Davante Adams.
After just one year in Vegas, Adams comes back to the NFC North and has the chance to face his old team in Green Bay. Justin Fields gets his alpha wide receiver to start the draft, and the Bears haven’t even made a selection yet.
Now, we really get going.