Chicago Bears: 3 trades to acquire more 2020 draft capital

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Trade No. 2

Mitchell Trubisky for a mid-round pick

Ah, yes. This is the part where half of the readers scream at me through their iPhone and the other half are cheering along as they scroll. With the Bears trading for Foles and paying him over $15 million this year, there is absolutely no way he doesn’t become the starter.

In addition, I think the Bears may wind up finding a better option to pair with Foles in a quarterback competition. Whether that be via signing a veteran who is ultimately released or already on the market, or drafting another quarterback, I’m not sure. But, I do believe there are better options than Mitchell Trubisky.

Some team out there will find value in Trubisky as a backup. If the Bears float him out as being available for a fourth or fifth-round pick, there is a team bound to take that offer. Now, those Trubisky truthers are going to be furious if the Bears execute such a deal. But, trust me, this team will be better off ridding themselves of the pressure that comes with an underperforming, former no. 2 overall pick.

The quarterback market is far more saturated than it has been in recent memory, which could be both a burden and a blessing for the Bears. First, they should find a suitor for Trubisky. Then, they’ll have an easier time replacing him.