3 trades the Chicago Bears could make to aid Day 2 quarterback run
In the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft, the football world saw a whole lot of chaos, including some big names traded. Although the Chicago Bears did not hold a pick, things went about as well as they could have.
The first round truly unfolded in a perfect manner for the Bears to make a move on Day 2, specifically in the second round. One of the reasons why? The Seattle Seahawks hold the 40th and 41st selections just behind the Bears’ pick at 39.
Seattle, of course, is coming off a big trade this offseason, shipping Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos. Although Seattle has Drew Lock and Geno Smith, there’s no doubt they are still looking for their quarterback of the future.
This is where the Bears come in.
The Chicago Bears are set up perfectly to make a trade back in Round 2 of the 2022 NFL Draft.
The first three picks in the second round are owned by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Minnesota Vikings and Tennessee Titans, who are all set at quarterback for now. The odds of either of those three taking a quarterback with one of those selections are pretty low, even if old man Tom Brady is getting up there.
Following those three are the New York Giants, Houston Texans, and New York Jets. The Giants declined the fifth-year option on Daniel Jones, but have Tyrod Taylor as insurance. Would they draft a quarterback this year, or truly give Jones one more year before looking ahead?
The Texans saw enough out of Davis Mills to at least give him the 2022 season, and the Jets have Zach Wilson whom they took in last year’s first round.
Now, there are names like Malik Willis, Matt Corral, Desmond Ridder, and Sam Howell all sitting there for the taking.
So, the Bears are in an excellent position to trade back with a quarterback-needy team. There are three teams that could be picking up the phone and calling Ryan Poles Friday night, and these are the possible deals that could go down.