Chicago Bears 7-Round Mock Draft: Two splash trades fill big needs
By Ryan Heckman
Chicago Bears fans are ready for some big changes this offseason, and hopefully the 2021 NFL Draft can provide some.
After two straight seasons of mediocrity, this Bears team had better be ready to get unstuck. General manager Ryan Pace has his work cut out for him. Chicago is not exactly in prime salary cap positioning, so it might take a few different restructures, trades or cuts to get that straightened out.
The Bears have some big questions to answer, too, and mostly on offense. Failing to get Allen Robinson a new deal could end up hurting Pace and the Bears significantly, but if they’re able to figure out a way to get him re-signed, that gives the offense a huge boost in 2021 and beyond.
Obviously, the most pressing need, as always, is at the quarterback position. Mitchell Trubisky is a free agent, and if the Bears bring him back, the city of Chicago might just end up in a rioting uproar. Nick Foles should be back as the second-string quarterback strictly due to his contract, but nothing more.
It is time to make some moves — big moves. Pace is at the point where he must do whatever he can to fix the quarterback position and get this offense in a place they can score points consistently. Whether that means a trade, multiple trades, cutting ties with big-name players — it’s all on the table.
Speaking of trades, in this mock draft, the Bears make a pair of deals to revamp the offense — and neither one is for the faint of heart.