3 trades the Chicago Bears could make to aid Day 2 quarterback run

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The Chicago Bears could trade back with the Atlanta Falcons in Round 2

Another quarterback-needy team awaiting the run on Day 2 is Arthur Smith’s Atlanta Falcons. This offseason, the Falcons helped the previously-mentioned Colts replace Wentz with long-time starter Matt Ryan. After dealing Ryan to the Colts, the Falcons went out and immediately signed free agent Marcus Mariota to a 2-year deal.

With Mariota now under center at least for this year, the Falcons have their bridge in place for either a rookie this year or next. Should the Falcons feel the need to move up a handful of spots for someone like a Malik Willis, who could sit and learn behind another mobile passer like Mariota, a trade would make sense.

This wouldn’t be quite as big of a haul for the Bears, who would move back just four spots to pick no. 43 overall. However, Poles would come away with a fourth-round pick as well, coming in at pick no. 114.

The Bears did not enter the draft with a fourth-round pick thanks to last year’s Justin Fields trade, so being able to pick in that area would allow Poles to possibly find another starter, depending on the position he goes after.