Chicago Bears trade for Derek Carr in one of these reasonable deals

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If it simply takes draft compensation for Derek Carr, the Chicago Bears can oblige.

Let’s look at recent quarterback reports. Take Matthew Stafford’s situation for example. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that it would likely take at least a first-round pick to get Stafford in a trade. If that means somewhere along the lines of a first and third, or a first and fourth-rounder, then a deal for Carr must fall somewhere just a little below Stafford’s asking price.

In this trade, the Bears get Carr as well as an extra sixth-rounder in this year’s draft. In exchange, the Raiders get the Bears’ second-round selection this year (number 52 overall) and a fourth-rounder next year. For some reason, the Bears continue to trade away fourth-round picks. That’s their thing, apparently.

The advantages of this trade are pretty clear-cut. The Bears get their franchise quarterback, a guy who is more than enough to win with. Not only that, but Chicago keeps their first-round pick, instead of dishing that out for a guy like Stafford or Matt Ryan.

Though they skip the second round, the Bears still have a pick in this year’s third round, too. With their first and third-round selections, now, they can go after positions like tackle, wide receiver or safety. If the Bears can land a starting tackle in Round 1 for their new quarterback, that offense instantly improves in a drastic way.