4 trades the Chicago Bears could make before Week 1

Should Ryan Poles make a move before Week 1? We shall discuss, below.

Chicago Bears, Joshua Palmer
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The closer we get to the regular season, the more Chicago Bears fans are starting to buy into the notion that we might see a competitive football team coming out of the Windy City this season.

And, as per usual, the closer we get to Week 1, the more likelihood that trades begin to start popping up as rosters come into shape. There are some notable names that could be traded this year, too.

But, should the Bears make any moves? Let's take a look at four specific players Chicago might want to check in on.

Trade Number 1: The Bears deal for Joshua Palmer

Palmer trade

If you look at the Chargers' current depth chart at wide receiver, they are loaded. Keenan Allen, Mike Williams and Quentin Johnston are all going to get their share of targets. That leaves 2021 third-round pick Joshua Palmer fourth in line, and he likely won't see enough action to make a huge impact.

Although the Bears also have a strong wide receiver group, Palmer could arguably be the third option behind D.J. Moore and Darnell Mooney, pushing Chase Claypool down to the fourth spot. After this season, both Claypool and Mooney will be free agents while Palmer still has one year left on his rookie contract.

The 6-foot-1 Palmer has great size and speed to be a legitimate deep threat for Justin Fields, giving him even more firepower to work with. Last year, Palmer broke out with 72 receptions for 769 yards and three scores. This season, though, he'll likely see a downtick in production if there isn't an injury ahead of him.