The hierarchy of draft strategies for the Chicago Bears to use in 2021 Draft

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Maybe the Chicago Bears send a defensive player to Seattle instead

The next scenario to consider is that Pete Carroll at 69 years of age does not want a rookie quarterback starting for him in 2021. However, he is still willing to trade Wilson and replace him with either Bridgewater or Dalton. Then whoever might be the Bears’ draft pick in the first round will be traded to the Seahawks.

My guess is this will be Caleb Farley. This is assuming he is available to the Bears and he passes a physical to the satisfaction of all involved. I can see Pete Carroll finding the idea irresistible that he could create a new Legion of Boom secondary combining the very talented Caleb Farley with the very talented Jamal Adams.

On top of giving the Seahawks Farley and their 2022 first-round pick, presumably, the Bears will also need to trade Akiem Hicks to Seattle and probably more. Trading Akiem Hicks would be a great loss to the Bears. I don’t buy the narrative that he is getting old and slow. Last season Hicks was doing just fine until he sprained his ankle on a hustle play. Ankles can heal back to 100% even for guys over 300 pounds and over 30 years old.