A new trade candidate has emerged for the Chicago Bears in 2023

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The Chicago Bears need to find Justin Fields more weapons for the 2023 season. Ryan Poles will have his hands full with free agency and preparing for the 2023 NFL Draft. We know that he’s not afraid to make some blockbuster trades. He sent Khalil Mack off to the Los Angeles Chargers not too long after he was handed the Bears general manager job. He also isn’t afraid to make tough decisions like trading Roquan Smith and cutting players like Eddie Goldman.

Now, with over $100 million in salary cap and basically a full set of draft picks, Ryan Poles has some serious options. What could be even more valuable is if the Chicago Bears hold either the first or second-overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. Teams are going to want to move up for a quarterback or maybe even Will Anderson. With the Chicago Bears not needing a new quarterback, it’s possible that they move back in the draft for a plethora of picks or maybe even a player and picks.

Could the Chicago Bears trade for another wide receiver prior to the draft?

I recently covered a The Draft Network mock draft that had the Chicago Bears trading back from second-overall to 28th. The trade also included Tee Higgins, a 2023 second-round pick, and a 2024 third-round pick. Moving back from two to 28 is tough, even with Tee Higgins involved. I’m not sure how I like the trade. Getting another pick within the top 75 to go along with Higgins is intriguing. My fear is that Higgins won’t have the same success here in Chicago as he has with the Bengals.

It turns out that there might be a better option as a trade candidate if Ryan Poles wants to trade for another wide receiver as a new trade partner might be emerging.