Chicago Bears: 3 trades with the Falcons to move up to draft a quarterback

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Say goodbye to the Chicago Bears future draft capital in this scenario

In our first trade scenario, the Chicago Bears send a plethora of draft picks to the Atlanta Falcons. This trade is essentially the same as the 49ers trade, only the Falcons are getting the 20th pick in the draft as opposed to the 12th pick that the Dolphins received from the 49ers.

It is possible that the Chicago Bears might have to throw in something else to entice the Falcons now that they saw the 49ers’ trade play out. Honestly, based on the simulator (and on prior-year trades), not only would what the Bears are sending in this trade be enough, but the team would have seen a pick back in return. The simulator allowed me to net a 2022 5th-round pick in the trade, but I removed it knowing what the 49ers deal looked like.

If the Falcons get stingy here, the Bears could send them another future pick (say a 2022 fourth-rounder) for one of the Falcons’ future picks in a later round (think that 2022 fifth-rounder). In this scenario, the Chicago Bears would once again be without consecutive first-round picks.

Moving up to the fourth-round pick would ensure the team would land one of Justin Fields, Mac Jones or Trey Lance. I know that many do not trust Ryan Pace in the quarterback selecting process, but is it possible that having the likes of Matt Nagy, Bill Lazor and John DeFilippo collaborating (used this word on purpose) could make all the difference?