Chicago Bears: Draft day trades to pull off with the Denver Broncos

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If a few dominos fall their way, the Chicago Bears could get a quarterback at no. 9

With everything going on lately regarding the Carolina Panthers, the Broncos could end up with a new quarterback — but not via the draft. Broncos general manager George Paton is familiar with Panthers quarterback Teddy Bridgewater from their time together with the Minnesota Vikings, so there is a lot of speculation that a trade could be pulled off to reunite the two in Denver.

If that deal goes down, then the Broncos should be even more open to trading the no. 9 overall pick. Let’s assume that three quarterbacks go within the first three picks, as expected. The next five picks could also include another quarterback, but will undoubtedly include Florida tight end Kyle Pitts and Oregon offensive tackle Penei Sewell.

There is a realistic scenario where one of the top five quarterbacks is still available at pick number nine, and if that comes to be, the Bears should swoop in and make a trade.

In this situation, the Bears would send their first rounder this year and next year, along with a fifth-round pick this year and sixth-round pick next year.

No one is really sure which quarterbacks are going after Trevor Lawrence or Zach Wilson, but if the Bears can get one of Trey Lance, Justin Fields or Mac Jones with the ninth selection, this trade is a no-brainer.