Chicago Bears: Trade up in the draft or try to deal for Russell Wilson?

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Chicago Bears: Trading for the Lions’ No. 7 pick

Similar to the Falcons’ situation, going down to No. 7 almost guarantees that the Bears want someone like Mac Jones or Trey Lance, but is that too early to draft a work-in-progress like one of them?

Personally, I’d be willing to bring in Mac Jones at No. 7 much more than Trey Lance, but that’s just because I think Mac Jones can be an NFL quarterback if the right things go well for him. Unfortunately, if those things don’t go well for him, I see a potentially lackluster NFL career.

With Lance, I just get Mitch Trubisky flashbacks, given how little he has played in college. Trading up for a guy with limited college experience is just not something I would do if I were Matt Nagy or Ryan Pace, but I also wouldn’t have traded up to No. 2 with the future dreams of drafting Mitchell Trubisky. So, who really knows what this team will do?

But, let’s look at what a hypothetical trade could look like between these two NFC North foes.

"Detroit Lions Receive: Chicago’s 2021 1st (20th) a 2022 1st, and a 2022 3rd Chicago Bears Receive: Detroit’s 2021 1st (7th) and a 2022 5th"

Now, this offer was significantly less than the trade for Atlanta’s fourth-overall pick, and that came as a bit of a surprise, but I’m not wildly surprised. With the way this draft seems to be trending in a QB-heavy class, the 7th pick might just not be high enough to get a quarterback that is projected to have a successful career in the NFL.

However, let’s look away from the quarterback position for a second. That’s not the only need for the Chicago Bears, even if Twitter thinks so.

In this hypothetical draft, there are names left like Penn State’s Micah Parsons, Northwestern’s Rashawn Slater, and Bama’s Patrick Surtain II. While quarterback is a big need for the Bears, I see Slater and Surtain being absolutely worth that trade.