The Chicago Bears could trade back with the Washington Commanders in Round 2
The Washington Commanders made a notable move this offseason when they traded for former Indianapolis Colts and Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz, making him their 2022 starter. Although the Commanders showed some faith in Wentz by trading for him, they could absolutely be in the market for a rookie to sit and learn for a year.
Here is the deal, regarding Wentz: In 2023, he can be cut for zero dead money — zero, none, nada. Washington very well may have made a mistake trading for Wentz this year, and if so, they can admit defeat without any financial repercussion next offseason. If Wentz doesn’t work out, then they could have his replacement waiting in the wing.
In this deal, the Bears would move back to pick no. 47 where they would then hold back-to-back picks at that spot and no. 48. That would give Poles and his draft room some intriguing options and a bit of an advantage to figure out a pool of guys he could take in that area.
Along with no. 47, the Bears would get a fourth rounder coming in at no. 113 and a seventh-rounder sitting at no. 231.
Not only would the Bears still have two picks in the second round, but they would add an additional pair of selections in this year’s draft — a huge win for Poles, considering he’d only move back a total of eight spots here.