Chicago Bears land Terry McLaurin in one of these 3 trades

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The Chicago Bears still have some gaping holes within this roster, and a portion of the fan base is getting anxious. General manager Ryan Poles has not addressed the Bears’ needs in the way many had wanted to see during free agency.

However, there is still time left in this lengthy offseason. The 2022 NFL Draft is right around the corner, and Poles could opt to work some magic there.

Another option for filling in some holes could be via trade. There are a couple of names involved in trade rumors lately, including Seattle Seahawks rising star DK Metcalf. After trading Russell Wilson, the Seahawks might just choose to blow it up and acquire all the draft capital they can.

But, another NFC wide receiver has entered the rumor mill as well. Washington Commanders wide receiver Terry McLaurin found his name in headlines recently, as teams are apparently monitoring his status at the moment.

Chicago Bears GM Ryan Poles would be foolish not to check in on trading for Terry McLaurin

At the moment, reports state that the Commanders will not entertain offers for McLaurin. However, within those same reports, it’s said that Washington will “not rush” a contract extension for McLaurin either.

This is quite the conundrum, as wide receivers have been getting paid big money lately and McLaurin is certainly deserving of an extension. If Washington isn’t careful, they might find themselves in a situation where they must franchise tag McLaurin and risk a disgruntled star next offseason.

If the Bears wanted to try and swing a deal for the former Ohio State star, they would have to swing for the fences. The return for a player of McLaurin’s caliber would be huge, but it could pay even bigger dividends for this offense. Let’s check in on three ways the Bears could acquire McLaurin.