Chicago Bears should offer one of these trades for Orlando Brown

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The Chicago Bears could offer a modest return for Orlando Brown

When looking at a trade for Brown, one should consider a recent deal that went down for another Pro Bowl tackle. Last offseason, the San Francisco 49ers landed Trent Williams in a deal with the Washington Football Team.

Williams wanted out of Washington and the 49ers ended up getting him for a fourth and fifth-round pick, which seemed like a bargain. But, one has to remember that Williams’ contract was up after the 2020 season, so a couple of picks was a decent return for Washington. The 49ers will have to figure out a way to keep Williams around for the long haul.

In this deal, the Bears offer a pair of picks to Baltimore.

Brown’s rookie deal is up after the 2021 season, which means he would be a 1-year rental for Chicago unless they decided to work on a long-term extension to avoid having him for just one season.

The Bears would send the Ravens a second-rounder in this year’s draft and a fourth-round pick in 2022 in exchange for Brown. The hope would be that Chicago could work out a long-term deal with Brown and this ends up being a steal for a 24-year-old franchise offensive tackle.

It is a bit more to pay than San Francisco did for Williams, but Brown is much younger and the Bears could then simply say that they used their second-rounder this year on a Pro Bowl tackle.