Chicago Bears trade for Derek Carr in one of these reasonable deals
By Ryan Heckman
In an even swap, the Chicago Bears let go of Kyle Fuller to land their quarterback.
Let’s say the Bears want to keep all of their draft capital and Jon Gruben has a way to replace Carr already, whether that’s via another veteran or in the draft. If those two things line up, Chicago and Las Vegas can get a pretty simple player-for-player deal done.
Over the past few seasons, Kyle Fuller has come into his own as one of the better cover corners in the NFL. He isn’t a guy who will come up with a ton of interceptions, but he’s great in disallowing receivers the football. He’d be a fantastic addition to a Raiders defense that allowed the seventh-most passing yards per game in 2020.
Losing Fuller would be painful, but there are two silver linings here for the Bears. First of all, it appears as though they’d have a more than formidable heir apparent to the CB1 spot with Jaylon Johnson, who showed plenty as a rookie.
Second, the Bears are now off the hook for Fuller’s $20 million cap hit in 2021. That swap of Fuller for Carr is almost a dead even salary swap, giving the Bears much more flexibility when it comes to being able to re-sign a player like Allen Robinson.
Speaking of which, if the Bears wanted to get a little creative in a deal for Carr, they could go this final route.