It’s becoming more and more clear that the Bears will trade the first overall pick in the 2023 draft. The question is when they will do it, not if.
Peter King leads his latest Morning Football in America A column with key comments from Bears GM Ryan Poles, who will make the final call at what time and where the Bears go with the better pick they got when the Texans blew it by beating the Colts to cap the 2022 regular season.
“Should we do this before free agency?” The Poles told the king. Or should we wait? I don’t know. That’s what she recommended [to teams]. I can carry this all the way through so we’ll be on the clock on tow night. But then there are teams that want some certainty because, “If I need a bad quarterback, should I do it now while some of these guys, like Derek Carr, are out there?” For me, they have to go a lot more than that to do that now.”
The Poles explained that it was not “greedy”, but in order to make a deal now “they would have to go further.”
Regardless, the deal will be consummated at some point. Because, wisely, the Bears are not going to let go of current quarterback Justin Fields.
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