How would the New York Giants trading down affect the Chicago Bears?

New York Giants GM Joe Schoen has received numerous calls from teams trying to trade up to the number six draft spot. A Giants trade down could have a ripple effect on the way the board plays out and who is available for the Chicago Bears at ninth overall.
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With the 2024 NFL Draft set to take place next week, the trade rumors are swirling around more than ever. Most experts believe the first three picks will be a quarterback, but the four to six range has been the hot topic as teams outside of the top ten look to move up. The New York Giants sit at the sixth overall pick and have a big decision to make about their future at quarterback.

While some think they might trade up to four to take the fourth quarterback on the board, others think they might trade back and continue with Daniel Jones. They could also remain at six and most likely take the second receiver off the board, a position they desperately need to address. A trade back could mean that two of the top three receivers are available at nine when the Chicago Bears will look to take their second selection in the draft.

Joe Schoen told reporters Thursday, "Surprisingly at 6, we've gotten a lot of calls from people behind us." He also mentioned that they would be confident going into next season with the quarterback room of Jones, Drew Lock, and Tommy DeVito. While a trade up to four is still a possibility, the combination of how the draft will play out in the top three picks and Jones' massive contract will make it hard to move on. Then, it would come down to whether the Giants want to take the best receiver available or trade down to garner more assets. The Giants can use all the picks they can get.

The New York Giants could have an impact on the Chicago Bears draft plans.

If they do trade out of the top ten, a team will most likely have traded up for a quarterback if one is available at six. That means the Titans at seven and Falcons at eight would be the only threats to take a receiver assuming one has already been selected. That would leave the Bears with two of the big three left: Marvin Harrison Jr., Malik Nabers, and Rome Odunze.

The possibility of the Chicago Bears trading back is still high. Still, it would be hard to pass on any of those receivers, especially if two of them are available. Ever since the Bears traded Justin Fields focus has turned to what the Bears should do with the ninth pick. A wide receiver is not the biggest of needs, but if two of those elite prospects are there, Ryan Poles should pull the trigger so that room is set for years.

A New York Giants trade down in the upcoming draft would be great for the Chicago Bears, as it would likely mean another quarterback going in the top ten. The more quarterbacks that get drafted the more likely it is that the Bears find another blue-chip prospect to pair with Caleb Williams.