Chicago Bears 7-Round Mock Draft: A trade back equals top-tier value

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The past few weeks have made things quite interesting for the Chicago Bears, in terms of how they will approach the 2021 NFL Draft.

For months now, Bears fans have been holding onto hope that general manager Ryan Pace would be able to pull off some kind of move in order to address the quarterback position. Even after signing Andy Dalton in free agency, there was still some kind of feeling that they weren’t done.

After all, looking back on Pace’s track record with quarterbacks, one has to imagine he knows he won’t last long if he blunders once more this year. Speaking of track record, some have pointed out to the year Pace signed Mike Glennon and called him their starter, only to go make a move to draft Mitchell Trubisky.

There is still a chance the Bears could move up in the first round to get a quarterback, but it seems unlikely at this point.

Chicago Bears fans may have to move past the idea of a first-round quarterback.

There will likely be three quarterbacks taken in the first three picks. It’s almost a guarantee now. Furthermore, the Atlanta Falcons are open to trading the fourth overall pick, which would probably end up going to a team in need of a quarterback as well.

Depending upon what a few other key teams inside the top 10 picks do, the Bears’ chances at a top-tier quarterback could dwindle into thin air.

In our latest mock draft, we do have the Bears making a trade — two, in fact. The first comes in the opening round, but it may not be the type of deal some fans have envisioned. Regardless, this entire draft haul ends up being such phenomenal value that fans should be thrilled with the outcome.