Chicago Bears trade for Deebo Samuel in one of these deals

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Trade Number 1 to bring Deebo Samuel to the Chicago Bears

Before we get into any trade packages, let’s establish the facts. Samuel is a reigning All-Pro and Pro Bowl player. He is truly a special talent and could totally shift momentum for a struggling Bears offense.

However, Samuel is coming off his only 1,000-yard season and missed half of the 2020 season due to injury. He is anything but a sure thing, health-wise. And, with just one year of elite production, Samuel may not be worth a hefty trade package just yet — which is also why the 49ers may be hesitant to sign him to a pricy contract extension.

In this first deal, the Bears play it relatively safe. For starters, they send San Francisco one of their second-round picks, but don’t give up the higher of the two at No. 39. Instead, they deal the 48th overall pick to the 49ers.

Along with that pick, the Bears send a 2023 third-round pick to San Francisco. It’s a very simple deal for both sides. The 49ers get two pretty valuable picks and, if their desire is to not pay Samuel the money he wants, then they make out pretty well on this trade. Instead of losing Samuel for nothing in 2023, or risking him sitting out the season, they’re able to get a couple of fairly high picks in exchange.