Chicago Bears: Quarterback storylines are buzzing at NFL Combine

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Chicago Bears, Derek Carr
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Derek Carr, Oakland Raiders

A little over a week ago, NFL insider Benjamin Allbright tweeted that the Bears would have interest in Derek Carr if the Oakland Raiders were ready to move on. Exactly a week later, in the thick of the NFL Scouting Combine, Allbright retweeted his own tweet.

Now, we love to read into social media. I understand that. But, maybe we should be taking this more seriously than ever before.

With so much talk around Tom Brady likely wanting to land with another team instead of returning to New England, you have to start preparing for the greatest quarterback of all time to be playing in the silver and black.

That would mean the Raiders indeed move on from Carr. Using some pretty easy logic, it’s easy to see why Carr has a strong chance of ending up in Chicago.

If Brady ends up in Oakland, the Bears would have plenty of leverage, as would any other team interested in Carr. At that point, the Raiders wouldn’t be paying a backup quarterback over $20 million, meaning they would absolutely move on from Carr.

That gives any interested team quite a bit of leverage, because they know a trade is inevitable. If the Bears could toss a second-rounder to Oakland, plus maybe a late-round pick, I think Carr could be had.