Chicago Bears: Derek Carr trade packages, plus the fallout

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The first scenario would be quite ironic, to say the least. The Raiders do not have a pick in this year’s second round, thanks to the Mack trade which saw them send it to the Bears. In this case, the Raiders would send Carr to Chicago, along with a sixth round selection in this year’s draft.

In return, the Raiders get the Bears’ no. 50 overall pick. The Bears already own Oakland’s fifth round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft as well, so this deal just further intertwines the two teams in the near future.

Carr’s contract counts $21.5 million against the cap for this coming season, meaning the Bears would have to open up some room in order to make the trade happen. Most already believe Pace is going to cut a couple of guys as part of the usual “cap casualty” period prior to free agency. Those candidates include Leonard Floyd, Prince Amukamara and Taylor Gabriel, to name the more notable players.

If the Bears could make room, as well as net a pick in return with this deal, it would at least give Pace the same amount of selections to work with in this year’s draft. Most would be later, but they’d have a new, potential franchise quarterback under contract for three seasons going forward.