The Chicago Bears should trade for these receivers in 2022

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Chicago Bears, Robert Woods
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Robert Woods would be a splash trade that would be huge for the Chicago Bears

This one is a bit of a stretch, but there’s some reason and logic behind it. For starters, the Rams have little to no draft capital the next few years. Enter the Bears with a solid draft pick or two to convince the Rams to move Woods. The Rams could acquire some needed draft capital while the Bears get a strong receiver in return. With Cooper Kupp having a huge year and Van Jefferson emerging in the offense, the Rams can afford to move on from Woods. This is even more likely to be possible if they resign Odell Beckham, Jr.

Woods recently signed an extension with the Rams and is under contract until 2025. His largest cap hit would be roughly $15.5 million towards the end of his deal, meaning the Bears are actually paying less than most of the 2022 free agent class. The team would have to factor in bonuses, however, the Rams could help the Bears in paying off some of these.

Prior to his ACL tear, Woods was having a solid 2021 season. He’s been a productive player in LA, and he could find a larger role in this Bears offense. If he were somehow made available, the Bears would be wise to pursue him.