Crazy fun trade scenarios for the Chicago Bears first pick in the 2023 Draft
Could the Chicago Bears make a trade with the New York Jets?
The last time the 1st overall pick was traded was in 2016. The Rams traded up from 15th overall to first but also sent two 2016 second-rounders, a 2016 third-rounder a future first and a future third to Tennessee. The Titans also sent a fourth and sixth-rounder in the deal. The Rams used the first-overall pick to select Jared Goff. I’m not a fan of moving down from first to 15, but that was a solid haul. Is there a team that far down on the list that could look to trade up for a quarterback?
How about the New York Jets? The Jets seem to be done with Zach Wilson after only two seasons. I never understood the hype around Wilson, to begin with. The Jets are probably wishing they selected Justin Fields instead. At this point, maybe they will be willing to move up for one of the top quarterbacks in 2023. Here’s what a trade with the Jets could look like.
If the Chicago Bears move down to the teens, then I’d expect them to look at one of the top-rated wide receivers in the draft. They could go with Jordan Addison or Jaxon Smith-Njigba if available. I wouldn’t be opposed to the Jets sending fewer draft picks if they want to also send either Garrett Wilson or Quinnen Williams. Now, that would be a fun and crazy trade. Their first, second, and one of those star players for the first-overall pick and a mid-round pick. Who says no to that?