Chicago Bears: 3 trades to acquire more 2020 draft capital

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The Chicago Bears are extremely low on capital for the 2020 NFL Draft, especially after their recent trade to land Nick Foles.

The first wave of NFL free agency is nearing its end, and the Chicago Bears made a handful of notable moves. General manager Ryan Pace entered this week with plenty of needs to shore up a potential Super Bowl roster, but did he do enough for the Bears to be comfortable heading into the 2020 NFL Draft?

To start out with, Pace inked veteran tight end Jimmy Graham to a 2-year, $16 million deal. Graham was recently let go by the Green Bay Packers, and the 33-year old didn’t have to wait long to find work. This move was a bit curious, because fellow free agent tight end Eric Ebron ended up signing with the PIttsburgh Steelers for $4 million less on the same length deal.

Following the Graham signing, Chicago made some noise when they agreed with veteran pass rusher Robert Quinn on a 5-year, $70 million contract. While they didn’t need to spend the money on an edge rusher, I see why they did so. Per ESPN Stats and Info, Quinn led the NFL in pass rush win rate in 2019. Seeing him line up opposite Khalil Mack is going to be scary.

Then, of course, came the trade which no one will be able to stop talking about until the regular season is underway — and maybe not even then will we all stop talking about it. The Bears dealt for Nick Foles, sending their fourth-round compensatory pick to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The Bears did re-sign both Deon Bush and Patrick Scales, after re-signing linebacker Danny Trevathan prior to this week. But, with the Bears only picking in one of the first four rounds of the draft, where do they go from here? My guess is, they aren’t done dealing. Let’s analyze ways for them to secure more draft picks in the coming days.