What it would take for the Chicago Bears to trade for DK Metcalf

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Chicago Bears, DK Metcalf
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DK Metcalf would fit in nicely with the Chicago Bears and Justin Fields

When you look at the Chicago Bears’ current wide receiver group, there is one glaring hole still within the group — a true “X” receiver. Darnell Mooney is more a Z receiver and spread out all over the field. Byron Pringle can play the X, but he is more suited for the slot. The same could be said for the rookie wide receiver, Velus Jones. This leaves players like Tajae Sharpe, Dante Pettis, and others looking to help where they can. None come close to the type of receiver that DK Metcalf is in the NFL.

Another area of note worth mentioning is the similarities between Russell Wilson and Justin Fields. We have already heard Chicago Bears, head coach, Matt Eberflus speak about how he really enjoys what he’s seeing in Justin Fields’ deep ball. Well, if you have been paying attention to player comparisons since Fields was a prospect, he has always been compared to Wilson. Fields is just a bigger version of Wilson — a pocket passer who has the ability to extend plays with his legs and can throw a beautiful deep ball.

We have already seen the connection that DK Metcalf made with Russell Wilson. You’d have to assume that he’d make a similar one here in Chicago with Fields. This is important and I think the team could use a player like Metcalf going forward. The combination of Metcalf, Mooney, and Pringle would be elite. Now add in Velus Jones and this wide receiver group could go from a question mark to deadly.

Oh, and on a side note, he’s also Terrence Metcalf’s son. Terrence Metcalf played his entire seven-year career for the Chicago Bears. The fit here just makes too much sense.

Metcalf is also only 24 years old and does not turn 25 until December. This is important to note. The team has plenty of salary cap space for 2023 and could easily give him a top-dollar contract. It makes sense from a football perspective, but I’m not sure Poles will want to give up the consideration needed to make the deal happen.