Chicago Bears: 3 trades with the Lions to move up and draft a quarterback
The Chicago Bears send a struggling, young player with the potential to the Lions
After the departure of Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones, the Lions’ wide receiver room is rather lackluster. This presents an opportunity for the Chicago Bears in a potential trade.
The last of these three trades have the Bears sending Anthony Miller as a part of the deal to obtain the seventh-overall pick. As a result, the Bears would likely have to deal two firsts and a second in order to include Miller, who doesn’t have as much trade value as Smith.
Miller had the potential to be a productive weapon for the Bears at slot receiver but has faltered in the past few years. Now he’s been overlooked due to the success of rookie Darnell Mooney, and it seems the Bears are ready to move on.
Miller would free up roughly $1.2 million dollars for the Bears and give Detroit a solid receiver who may just need a new team in order to show his true potential. Hopefully for Chicago Bears fans, if this trade would happen, Miller does not find that success in Detroit either.
If the Chicago Bears were to trade up to the seventh pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, it would mean that a quarterback or two have fallen. With reports now that Carolina traded for Sam Darnold, it appears the Panthers are now bowing out of the quarterback prospect game. I cannot see them keeping Darnold and Teddy Bridgewater. This also means the Jets are surely taking a quarterback second overall. With the 49ers taking one at three, it is hopeful that one or two falls to seven.