Four teams most likely to trade with the Chicago Bears for the No. 1 pick
With the 2023 NFL Draft months away, the scene is set for the Chicago Bears to trade the first overall pick for multiple early-round selections.
Given the Bears’ confidence in quarterback Justin Fields and the plethora of holes on the roster, it would make sense for Chicago to move down in the draft to acquire additional draft capital.
There are arguments to be made for keeping the top selection. Players like Will Anderson Jr. and Jalen Carter have the potential to be all-pro talents and are unlikely to stay on the board past the first handful of picks if the Bears decide to trade down.
Chicago Bears have numerous suitors for first-overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft
Further, there appears to be interest across the league in the Bears’ pick. The hope inside Halas Hallas is that this widespread interest will lead to a bidding war, maximizing Chicago’s return.
All indications are that the Bears are willing to move down in the first round. What is less clear is what exactly it would take. It’s been seven years since the last time the first pick was traded, and the market value for the selection in 2023 is uncertain.
Needless to say, the Bears find themselves in a unique position. They have the first overall pick but are not in need of the position that is generally taken in that spot.
There will undoubtedly be teams pursuing this pick from Chicago. Here are the four teams most likely to make a move and what it would take for a deal to go down.