3 reasons Chicago Bears made right move not trading for DeVante Parker

Dakota Zientek
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The Chicago Bears and Ryan Poles are not interested in guys like DeVante Parker

While DeVante Parker could be a profitable gamble, the fact that he’s a gamble at all makes it somewhat out of Ryan Poles’ definition of the guys he wants to bring into this roster.

Now, it’s not like Ryan Poles won’t take risks, but the risks he takes are more calculated than trading for a guy that hasn’t played a full season since 2019, which is also his best season statistically.

While it might be frustrating for Bears fans to see teams selling-out to get guys like Von Miller, Davante Adams, and Tyreek Hill, the Bears don’t want to be the team to make moves that put their future in the dumpster.

They’re not a team that is one superstar away, however, with a good draft this season and progression from the current roster, the Bears could be in that position next offseason when their Khalil Mack money hits the bank account.

And with wide receivers like A.J. Brown, D.K. Metcalf, Deebo Samuel, Terry McClaurin, and others, there’s wide receiver talent that the Bears can afford to pay next season.

Not focusing on wide receivers, there are other really good players that the Chicago Bears can try to recruit to their (hopefully) upward-ticking team.

Next season’s free agency could see names like Quenton Nelson, Cam Robinson, Orlando Brown Jr., Yannick Ngaokue, Quinnen Williams, Jesse Bates III, and more being available for bid; and if the Bears are in a spot to make a splash, any of those names should excite the Chicago Bears fan base.

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It’s safe to say that the Chicago Bears didn’t miss out too much on trading for DeVante Parker. Their future isn’t indicative of getting DeVante Parker, and this should be seen as another example of Ryan Poles’ patience being a net positive for the Chicago Bears.

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