3 players the Chicago Bears could trade for if Broncos continue with fire sale

If the Broncos start to sell of players in the likes of a fire sale, Ryan Poles needs to get on the phone and see what it would cost to bring in some of their talent to the Chicago Bears.

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Chicago Bears, Patrick Surtain
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The Chicago Bears should consider trading for Patrick Surtain, II

One player on the Broncos' roster who would cost a first-round pick is Patrick Surtain, II. Surtain is very young at only 23 years old. He's in the third year of his rookie deal and was already selected to a Pro Bowl and earned First-Team All-Pro honors. He has already proven to be following in his dad's footsteps as a shutdown corner in the NFL.

Over two seasons, plus the first six weeks of 2023, Surtain has seven interceptions, 30 pass defensed, a forced fumble, and a defensive return touchdown. In 38 games, Surtain has been targeted 200 times. He's allowed 108 to be completed for a 54% completion percentage. He is a sound technician too with less than an 8% missed tackle rate.

The chances of the Broncos moving on from Surtain at this point seem slim. However, it requires a discussion if I am Ryan Poles. If the Bears are sold on their rookie corners, Tyrique Stevenson and Terell Smith, then Chicago could look to package Jaylon Johnson in the deal -- might as well if Poles isn't retaining him. That said, having Surtain and Johnson as your outside corners with Stevenson and Smith as the reserve corners would make this defensive backfield one of the best in the league.