“Should we do this before free agency? Or wait?” Polus said to the king. “I don’t know. That’s what I told the teams. I can take it all the way until draft night is on the clock. But there are teams that want some certainty because, ‘If I need a quarterback bat, should I do it now when some of these guys want it?’ [Derek Carr, are out there?’ To me, they’ve got to go so much more above to do it now.
“I’m not greedy with it. But they’re gonna have to go above and beyond to close the door now.”
In the past, we’ve seen clubs move up into the top-3 throughout the course of the offseason.
In 2016, the Rams traded to the No. 1 spot on April 14 (link-placeholder-0]) seven days later that year, the Eagles moved up to No. 2 overall ([link-placeholder-1]) in 2018, the New York Jets moved up to No. 3 overall on March 17, a month before draft day ([link-placeholder-2]) and in 2021, the San Francisco 49ers on March 26 at No. The move to the 3 spot ensured quarterbacks came off the board 1, 2, 3 (the Niners eventually selected TreyLance).[ட்ரேலான்ஸைத்தேர்ந்தெடுக்கிறார்கள்)[TreyLance)
Draft day trades happen often, especially across the board. In 2017, the Bears famously moved up one spot to draft Mitchell Trubisky with the No. Moved from 3rd to 2nd. Later during the same draft, the Kansas City Chiefs selected Patrick Mahomes as the No. Traded till 10
With the Bears planning to work with Justin Fields, trading the No. 1 pick to any team in need of a QB is a smart move. Depending on how clubs feel about certain QBs, the Bears could trade up twice and get back even more draft stock. For example, if Houston wanted to protect their choice at QB, they could trade up for the No. 1 pick, then move up to the No. 2 spot to another QB-needy club like Indianapolis or Carolina.
Depending on how he plays his cards, the Poles could add several more picks over the next couple of years and land a top-6 player in this year’s draft — similar to how the Philadelphia Eagles built their Super Bowl contender. But he has made it clear that he is willing to sell at his pace for the right price.
“Nobody rushes me,” Boles told King. “I know I can get one in ’24 and one in ’25. You’re telling me I’ll get two guys for the next two years? That’s four good players, or if we’re on the road, we’ll still be able to. Trade back.”
Dealing the No. 1 pick could set the Bears up for years to continue adding young talent. Now, we wait for the dominoes to fall.