3 Trade packages the Chicago Bears can offer for DeAndre Hopkins

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Chicago Bears trade scenario No. 1

This is the least-favorite option that I am presenting. However, I could see it as a possibility should the Cardinals want Will Anderson. Everyone keeps talking about quarterbacks going first overall, but it’s also possible that a team looks to trade up for Anderson instead. Would the Cardinals roll the dice and hope that Anderson falls to them at three, or would it be easier to guarantee they land him while also unloading Hopkins in the same move?

As someone who wants the Chicago Bears to build for the future, I’d prefer that they obtain more draft capital and possibly a younger player — someone who can be a part of the future. I also don’t know if the Cardinals would actually want to guarantee they land Will Anderson. Waiting until they are on the clock at pick No. 3 makes plenty of sense. Even if Will Anderson is gone, there are a few other great prospects to be had should they sit tight.

I am sure that the Cardinals would prefer to land some additional draft capital when trading DeAndre Hopkins too. However, I’m not sure they get the return they are hoping for in the deal. I again go back to the Amari Cooper trade. Cooper was 27 when the Cowboys traded him. He isn’t a scrub either. He had been to four Pro Bowls before the trade. He had a solid year for the Browns this year too. Cooper finished with 1,160 receiving yards and nine touchdowns. Hopkins has been better, but coming off two down years, including a six-game PED suspension.

If the Cardinals want draft capital in return, here’s what it would probably take.