11 offseason trades that make sense for the Chicago Bears

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The Chicago Bears should trade for Amari Cooper

Like cornerback, wide receiver is a position of major need for the Bears. Some say the Bears should go the route of finding a stud in the draft. If they chose to do so, that would mean spending at least their third-rounder on a wideout, if not their first selection at pick 39.

If the Bears wanted to go all-out and find a veteran, Amari Cooper just might be the direction Poles chooses. The Cowboys have CeeDee Lamb, who looks every bit of a number one option in Dallas now. They also have pending free agent Michael Gallup, who is highly underrated and might even come back to Dallas at a discount because of his recovering from an ACL injury.

This is an example of one trade that was presented by Pro Football Focus, only with Cooper going to the Jacksonville Jaguars. The only difference is, the Bears would be sending next year’s second-round pick to Dallas instead of this year’s. Obviously, that’s because Poles cannot afford to drop down to just three picks in the draft.

If he wanted to get creative, Poles could always ask for something like a seventh-round pick along with Cooper.

The Bears would be getting Cooper for at least the next three years if they would like. The only downside, here, is that Cooper will count $22 million against the cap in all three years. Maybe, he would be open to a restructure/extension if another year was tacked on.