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

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Why would the Chicago Bears make this trade?

Well, as of right now, the Raiders have the ninth-overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. Moving down from two to nine and receiving Davante Adams to pair with Justin Fields would be enticing. Not to mention that Adams and Luke Getsy have a very strong connection. This would also leave the Chicago Bears with a top-10 pick, as opposed to the Bengals trade that moves them down to nearly the second round.

The team could still land a top-level talent for the defensive or offensive line. Peter Skoronski or Paris Johnson should still be on the board if they want to look at adding to the offensive line. Bryan Bresee would still be on the board if they still want to grab that three-technique. Bresee isn’t as highly rated as Jalen Carter, but he’s no slouch either.

Now, Davante Adams is already 30 years old, which makes this trade less appealing. However, he’s still at the top of his game. With the Raiders this season, he has already amassed 1,290 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns. He doesn’t even have 100 catches. He’d instantly help Justin Fields and this offense. It wouldn’t take long for him to learn the offense knowing how Luke Getsy communicates and thinks.

If the Chicago Bears made this trade, Adams would be under contract through 2026. He’d be 34 years old by then and could be falling off. However, the Bears would have an out after the 2024 season should they see a decline. By then, Ryan Poles could have helped Justin Fields take that leap in his development and also find a young wide receiver to take over for Adams once he’s no longer atop of his game.

It’s too early to know for sure what draft pick the Bears and Raiders end up with. However, where they sit is likely where they end up, or at least relatively close. It will be imperative for the Chicago Bears to hold a top-two pick in this scenario though, otherwise, it’s just a pipe dream. Would you love to see Davante Adams come to Chicago and pick apart the Green Bay Packers though? Even if not the best business decision, the thought definitely makes me smile. How about you?