Chicago Bears: Players to target in Allen Robinson tag-and-trade
By Ryan Heckman
The Chicago Bears should target Trey Lance in an Allen Robinson tag-and-trade
Switching gears a bit, the Bears could always look at netting a draft pick in a deal for Robinson. While it may seem kind of a stretch for Chicago to land a first-round pick for a player being tagged, they could go a different route to get there.
One team always open to trading on draft day, and throughout the entire draft weekend, is the New England Patriots. Currently, the Bears have the no. 20 overall pick in the first round. That may not be good enough to get one of the top four quarterbacks in this year’s class. But, if they could move up a few spots, then a kid like Trey Lance becomes feasible.
In this deal, the Bears swap firsts with New England while also getting their fourth-round pick in exchange for Robinson. At pick 15, Chicago takes North Dakota State’s star quarterback and puts their future in Lance’s hands.
Out of all the potential first-round quarterbacks, Lance is the one wild card. Because he played against a lesser level of competition in college, some wonder whether his talent will translate. However, the athleticism and toolbox are undeniable. Lance can do it all.
He flat-out dominated his collegiate competition, which is exactly what he needed to do to impress NFL scouts. Not having played a season in 2020 might push him back in the first round, too, which could work to the Bears’ benefit.