Big changes ahead as Chicago Bears make two trades in 2021 mock draft
The Chicago Bears and Ryan Pace have plenty to do this offseason. With everything going on, there are a few ways the team can look to make changes. Rumors are that plenty of teams are looking to move on from their quarterbacks. Deshaun Watson wants out of Houston, Carson Wentz looks to be on the move from Philadelphia and these are just two of the many rumored to be playing for a new team in 2021.
This is not all, the 2021 NFL Draft looks to be fairly deep at the quarterback position too. The problem is, the Chicago Bears are not a quarterback away from being a Super Bowl contender. Sure, a solid quarterback means the team can fight for the playoffs again, and anything can happen once a team makes the playoffs. That said, I do not expect them to make an actual run at the Super Bowl with this roster plus anyone other than maybe Deshaun Watson.
The problem with Watson is that the team would need to give up plenty to have a shot at landing him and well, then this roster does not look the same. Roquan Smith would likely have to be in the deal and who knows who else on the defensive side of the ball. I’d love to land Watson in a trade, but that’s not likely to happen for this Chicago Bears franchise.
With the situation going on surrounding Allen Robinson, if he is not in a Chicago Bears uniform in 2021, the team will need to find a way to replace his production. Not easy, as Robinson is a top-10 wide receiver at this point in his career and still in his prime. What might be worse though is the Chicago Bears offensive line. Although not as bad as they were in 2019, the offensive line struggled against the better defenses in 2020 and a major change needs to take place in 2021.
With limited resources in free agency due to the salary cap, the best way for this team to make the changes needed is through the draft.