The Chicago Bears should consider trading for this underrated WR

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The Chicago Bears should consider trading for Brandin Cooks this offseason

Yep, that’s right. The Chicago Bears should consider making a trade for Brandin Cooks. There are reports/rumors that Cooks might be dealt this offseason as the Houston Texans look to rebuild. Cooks isn’t the only name being rumored as Laremy Tunsil is another possibility to be on the move again along with quarterback Deshaun Watson.

Personally, I’d love to see the Chicago Bears trade for Tunsil instead of Brandin Cooks, but I’m not sure how that would even look. I’ll have to dive deep to see if there are any possibilities of a trade for Tunsil at a different time. For now, let’s just focus on Brandin Cooks.

We saw Brandin Cooks traded in 2020 from the Los Angeles Rams to the Houston Texans. That trade involved a 26-year-old Cooks and a very friendly contract that kept Cooks on the roster for another three years. The Rams received a first-round pick from the Texans in exchange for Cooks and a future fourth-round pick.

The first trade package I’d be going to Houston with is sending the Chicago Bears third-round pick (71st overall) and a future seventh-round pick for Brandin Cooks and the Texans fourth-round pick (136th overall). This might be the complete opposite of what Ryan Poles has made Bears fans believe seeing he’d be losing a future pick, but would anyone fault him for giving up a seventh-rounder in this scenario?

If Cooks is traded, it will be the fourth time he has been dealt to a new team and he will be tied with Eric Dickerson as the players traded most within the NFL. Unfortunately, this might not get the deal done and Ryan Poles might need to send this trade package instead.