1. Ryan Poles is trying to get the Chicago Bears win
One of the first paragraphs on the first slide is a big reason why the Chicago Bears will not sell completely. As we noted, even last year, when Robert Quinn and Roquan Smith were big names dealt, he brought in Chase Claypool because he wanted to keep trying to win while also selling off names.
Ryan Poles is not going to sell completely because he wants to win. If he loses Yannick Ngakoue, they are so thin in their pass rush. They have already had so many issues at cornerback. Eddie Jackson is a vital piece, as Elijah Hicks has been a huge issue. He knows that Justin Fields can get more in the offseason if he is healthy and the Bears win some games by keeping these pieces. What he gets for Fields after a strong finish to the season could net him more than all of the small pieces at depressed costs anyway.
Ryan Poles may be smart to just sell off everyone, lose the rest of the games, and get the top pick. He technically saw that happen last year, but that was not his plan, and that will not be his plan this year. It is hard to see him selling many pieces, or any unless he gets an impressive offer. It would be so Bears to see him buy at the deadline.