Chicago Bears: 3 long-shot trades for Julio Jones

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Trade No. 3: The Chicago Bears deal two other players and a pick

Finally, we come to the most intriguing deal of them all. The one thing we haven’t touched on much is what would happen if the Bears actually traded for Jones. They have added so much talent this offseason at the receiver position that, if Jones came to Chicago, they’d have to part with a good player or two by the time camp wraps up.

In this instance, they make a little room by sending second-year receiver Darnell Mooney to the Falcons. Mooney would provide the Falcons with another starter opposite of Calvin Ridley and immediately be in for a big role in that offense. Meanwhile, it’s the Allen Robinson and Julio Jones show in Chicago.

Not only do the Bears trade Mooney, but they also deal Robert Quinn and are able to get out of that contract. It’s a give-and-take here for Atlanta. Getting Mooney and a second-rounder in return is a nice prize, but also taking a chance on Quinn and his contract is something they have to do in this deal.

Now, Quinn may have been struggling with an injury all of 2020 and could be in for a much more productive season in 2021. Shockingly, Quinn was actually one of the more disruptive players of 2020. If he is healthy going into this year, he could help the Falcons’ pass rush in a big way.

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Again, like the other two deals, the Falcons get a future second-rounder in this trade. The Bears give up quite a bit in this last one, but the addition of Jones means the offense could take an enormous leap. A player of Jones’ caliber is well worth the risk.