Chicago Bears: 3 trades that could still affect the NFC North

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The Chicago Bears’ 2021 NFL offseason has largely been dominated by some juicy trade rumors, and fans have eaten them all up.

No rumor was bigger than the one which had Chicago trading for Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson a few months back. There seemed to be so much steam in that regard that many fans believed it would end up happening.

Whether it was national media giving their insights or even the time where we saw betting outlets remove Wilson’s future bets, there was plenty of reason to believe Wilson would be a Bear.

Of course, that didn’t end up happening and the Bears still ended up winning this offseason by moving up for Justin Fields in the 2021 NFL Draft. Still, those trade rumors were wild — and a lot of fun. The offseason needs some fuel for the fire sometimes, right?

Chicago Bears rivals in the NFC North could make some splash trades still

The Bears are pretty set in terms of their roster, although adding another veteran or two before training camp wouldn’t hurt. They have already added what looks to be a lot of competitive talent through the draft as well as some key free agents, specifically at the receiver position.

Chicago likely won’t be in the market for another trade anytime soon, especially after giving up a lot of future draft capital in the trades to acquire Fields and Teven Jenkins.

When looking at the three divisional teams, though, we cannot rule out another big move — especially the Green Bay Packers, for obvious reasons. This offseason is far from over, and with some of the storylines currently dominating NFL media, it could get even crazier in a hurry.

There are a couple of moves, in particular, that could shake up the division in a big way, as well as one other underrated move that isn’t out of the question. The following three trades would impact the NFC North immensely, should they happen.