Last offseason was fun because Ryan Poles and the Chicago Bears controlled the offseason both regarding the NFL Draft and free agency. Poles landed a gift as the Houston Texans won their final game to give the Bears the first pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. Poles moved that pick to the Carolina Panthers and now owns the first pick in the 2024 NFL Draft thanks to the Panthers completely falling apart as an organization — thanks David Tepper.
With the first and ninth picks in the 2024 NFL Draft, the Chicago Bears have plenty of draft capital to make some serious moves again. Justin Fields didn't do enough to be the for-sure answer going forward, but Caleb Williams went from generational talent to a guy with some flaws that some view as bust material. This has led to a huge debate amongst Bears fans on what Poles should do at the quarterback position.
The Chicago Bears trade Justin Fields to the Falcons for pick No. 8
In a recent interview, ESPN draft expert, Mel Kiper stated he believes the Bears could move Justin Fields to the Atlanta Falcons in exchange for their first-round pick. The Falcons currently own the eighth-overall pick, netting the Bears the first, eighth, and ninth-overall picks in the 2024 NFL Draft. Yes, that's three picks in the top 10!
Personally, I don't find this report to be feasible. I think Kiper is just trying to keep himself relevant in terms of draft coverage. Too many NFL fans have become tired of Kiper's takes and see him as nothing more than an ESPN personality instead of a true draft expert. To give up the eighth-overall pick for a quarterback selected 11th overall nearly four years ago seems steep. That said, I also think it would be a fun exercise to dissect what a mock draft would look like should that trade actually happen.