Chicago Bears Mock Draft: Khalil Mack trade transforms franchise

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The Chicago Bears should not hold back this offseason when it comes to improving this roster.

In fact, just about any player on the Bears should be considered available via trade, if at the right price. Recently, much of the trade speculation has involved Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz coming to Chicago.

If the Bears deal for Wentz, then that’s likely the only big trade they commit to this offseason. Rumors have it that the Eagles want at least a first rounder in return, which many fans have balked at.

Another deal that would significantly shake things up in Chicago is if they dealt soon-to-be 30-year-old Khalil Mack and his $100-plus million remaining salary.

Mack has been a defensive cornerstone for three seasons now, but has failed to garner the sack production he was lauded for previously. If Chicago really wanted to go all-in on fixing the offense this year, a sacrifice on defense could be made.

One team rumored to be interested in trading away a top pick is the New York Jets. With plenty of cap space, the Jets could afford to take on Mack’s deal along with some hefty draft compensation.

In this trade, the Bears move all the way up to pick no. 2 overall this year while also netting a fourth rounder, which they didn’t have previously.

But, along with Mack, the Bears send New York a trio of first-round picks.

Why do they go all-in? They do it for one player, and one player only. Let’s get into it.