Chicago Bears make a major trade in this 2021 seven-round mock draft

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The Chicago Bears need to hit big in the 2021 NFL Draft

The Chicago Bears are in a tough spot. The offense has basically been garbage while Matt Nagy has been the head coach. Matt Nagy was supposed to be the offensive genius and guru to turn this franchise around. He was brought in to create a shift from the team only being consistently good on defense. Clearly, things have not worked out the way Nagy, Ryan Pace, and fans were hoping.

This team has plenty of talent, but together they are not meshing well — especially on offense. Now, the team is likely going to have to either rebuild completely or at a minimum retool key areas of the team. The first step in doing this will need to come from the 2021 NFL Draft.

The NFL free agency period comes before the draft, but with the Chicago Bears salary cap situation, the team will not be spending big. Instead, they will have to find some strong, discounted options in free agency while hoping for massive hits in the Draft to finish filling out the roster. With a first-round pick in the team’s pocket for the first time in two years, Ryan Pace (or whoever replaces him) cannot swing and miss.

I went ahead and put my general manager cap on while using The Draft Network’s mock draft simulator to see if I could fix this team as soon as 2021. In a shocking fashion, the Jacksonville Jaguars selected Patrick Surtain II with the second-overall pick instead of Justin Fields. As the draft unwound, Zach Wilson and Trey Lance were still on the board when the Bears were on the clock at 13th overall. With both of these quarterbacks still available, I decided to trade back.

The Jaguars selected Zach Wilson at number 13 and Bears fans go crazy as they assume the team just missed out on Patrick Mahomes 2.0.