Chicago Bears NFL Draft 2021: Big time trades with the Eagles

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The Chicago Bears make a move to replace Allen Robinson

In this first deal, many may think the Bears could be targeting a quarterback, and why wouldn’t they? It’s the number one concern on just about every Bears fan’s mind and has been for a long time now.

But, there are a few things at play, here. The first one is the conundrum with Allen Robinson and his future in Chicago. Pace has not given Robinson much ground to stand on when it comes to solidifying his future with the Bears. The two sides have until July 15 to work out a long-term deal while Robinson is on his franchise tag in 2021. But, the Bears could still trade Robinson while on the tag, and they could opt for that move while saving money and drafting his replacement.

If the Bears wanted to move up to the No. 12 pick with Philadelphia, they would send Robinson, the No. 20 pick and a 2022 third-round selection to the Eagles for the No. 12 pick and a fourth-rounder.

Now, this deal only makes sense if Robinson is willing to sign a long-term extension with the Eagles, just to make that clear.

At pick No. 12, the Bears would end up going with one of DeVonta Smith or Jaylen Waddle to replace Robinson. It may be a bit early to go for Rashod Bateman, but I wouldn’t rule him out either, considering his true number one size and stature.

If the Bears ended up with a guy like last year’s reigning Heisman Trophy winner, plus a fourth-round pick, this trade would be a no-brainer.