Chicago Bears: 3 Draft day trades to make with Carolina Panthers

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Chicago Bears, D.J. Moore
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Swapping receivers could improve the Chicago Bears positioning for the future

This is a wild idea. But, it just might work out for both sides. Let’s look into the facts.

Allen Robinson has been unhappy in Chicago. If you asked him right now, he’d probably still want out. He reluctantly signed his franchise tender which will pay him $18 million this season. But, that doesn’t mean he’s sticking around.

There’s a world where the Bears still trade Robinson prior to the draft, and Carolina is now looking like one heck of a destination. They saw Curtis Samuel leave via free agency but still have D.J. Moore and Robby Anderson. What if the Bears made a swap with one of those two?

Robinson is one of the best receivers in the game, but Moore is on his way there as well. If the Bears sent Robinson to Carolina, he’d unite with arguably the best running back in the game, Christian McCaffrey. Maybe he’d be willing to sign a long-term deal with the Panthers.

That would be a prerequisite for this deal, by the way. If Carolina got assurance from Robinson’s camp that he’d sign long-term, then this deal makes sense.

Meanwhile, the Bears get Moore, who is still just 23 years old and just now looking like a true breakout candidate. Coming off two straight 1,000-yard seasons, Moore is just missing the end zone totals now. He’s caught four touchdowns in each of the last two years, but it feels like he’s going to have a big scoring year sooner rather than later.