Chicago Bears: Derek Carr trade packages, plus the fallout

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Trade No. 2

As I mentioned above, the Bears could look to part ways with veteran pass rusher Leonard Floyd. In the final year of his rookie contract, Floyd’s deal would count $13.2 million against the cap this season. To put that in perspective, taking on Carr’s contract is roughly $8 million more against the Bears’ cap than Floyd’s.

Now, let’s say the Raiders want to add another pass rusher to go along with 2019 Rookie of the Year finalist Maxx Crosby. How about, instead of the Raiders risking Floyd heading to free agency, they make a deal for him?

Similarly to Floyd, Carr would end up saving the Raiders some money if they were to cut him next year. If they simply dealt him a year early, while netting a return in Floyd, I think it would make sense.

Floyd would come to Oakland on somewhat of a prove-it type of deal, since he’s in his last year under contract. If Floyd was motivated enough to put up a career season which finally lived up to his draft status, maybe he earns a big pay day. It could be a win-win for both teams, especially if the Raiders get Brady.