Chicago Bears land J.J. Watt in one of these blockbuster trades
By Ryan Heckman
The Chicago Bears go for the jugular with one of the most monumental trades in NFL history
Admittedly, this would be one of the craziest trades the NFL has ever seen and seems highly unlikely. However, in this hypothetical scenario, the Bears and Texans pull off the definition of a blockbuster.
On the Bears’ end, they get both Watt and Watson. They land their franchise quarterback for the next decade-plus in addition to adding a legitimate pass rusher in Watt. The positive for these guys is that they get to go somewhere together, after becoming so close over the past four seasons.
Here’s the kicker on the Bears’ end, though: They give up Khalil Mack and three first-round picks to get these guys.
The baseline for a Watson trade will be three firsts, more than likely. But, adding Watt to the deal pushes the Bears to drastic measures in throwing Mack into the deal. The Texans also get a bridge quarterback in Nick Foles, and that contract also helps ease the financial burden the Bears will have to figure out going forward.
Chicago truly mortgages the future for a trade like this, but it could very well lead them to a Super Bowl a year from now. Sound crazy? It is. But, imagine if this was Pace’s last-ditch effort to try and stick around for years to come. This would definitely be quite the audition for a contract extension.