Should the Chicago Bears make this trade for Trevor Lawrence?
Trading for Trevor Lawrence is essentially impossible for the Chicago Bears
The problem is, what exactly would it take for the Chicago Bears to move up from 20th overall to the first-overall pick? Well, using the Pro Football Focus simulator, it appears the Chicago Bears would need to sell the farm to move up that much for Lawrence. Here is what it took.
Yikes. I am not sure I believe it would take this much for the Chicago Bears to move up from 20th overall to first overall in this year’s draft, but clearly, it would take more than even Trevor Lawrence is worth. The Chicago Bears would essentially be giving up their entire 2021, 2022 and 2023 drafts. With only sixth and seventh-round picks over the next three years, the Chicago Bears would struggle to build a team around Trevor Lawrence.
Would any of you trade the future for arguably the best quarterback prospect since Andrew Luck? If yes, how would you build a team around Lawrence that would lead this team to the playoffs year after year? Is locking Trevor Lawrence into essentially the next five years-plus worth losing seasons over the next three to four years if it means building a team around him in years four and five that could be sustained for five to 15 years after the rebuild period?
It seems like a steep price to pay, but if Trevor Lawrence turns out to be that good, which I do think he will be, maybe this crazy approach is what’s needed to turn the franchise around and move out of the 1980s? It is not a move I would make, but I can understand anyone who says it is worth it.