Trade Package No. 2
If Floyd doesn’t necessarily peak the interest of Detroit, or if he simply isn’t one of the better offers out there for Stafford, the Bears could keep it simple. Chicago could send the no. 50 overall selection in this year’s draft in exchange for Stafford.
On the Bears’ end, this would be one of the more risky scenarios. Pace is already strapped for draft capital without a first or third rounder, but he does have two in the second round thanks to the Oakland Raiders and Khalil Mack trade.
However, giving up pick no. 50 means the Bears have one selection at no. 43 and then have to wait until the back of the fourth round to make another pick. That’s a very long time, especially when the team has big needs at tight end and offensive line.
This would be an all-in move by Pace, as it would be with a guy like Cam Newton, should they enter trade talks with Carolina. If Pace trades any draft capital for a quarterback this offseason, he’s basically admitting he has changed his mind on committing to Trubisky in 2020 — which, honestly, would be refreshing to know.
Would Stafford be good enough to lead the Bears to the promise land? What happens with Trubisky?