Chicago Bears Draft Rumors: 3 teams currently willing to trade back

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Chicago Bears potential rumored draft partners: The New York Giants

The first of the teams that are open to trading back in this year’s draft is a team that may, or may not, have their quarterback situation figured out. Similar to the Bears’ situation with Mitchell Trubisky over the past two years, the New York Giants might have a conundrum.

Daniel Jones is entering his third year as a pro, and the Giants seem to remain committed to him — for now. This offseason has been headlined by adding a talent like Kenny Golladay so that Jones has a legit number one receiver to throw to. With Saquon Barkley returning from injury and the versatile Evan Engram, Jones has a pretty talented trio to work with.

Therefore, it’s no surprise to hear the Giants may be looking to move back from their no. 11 selection.

If the Bears were to entertain a trade with the Giants, it’s likely because a specific player fell a bit. Obviously, if one of the top five quarterbacks is available there, it’s an easy decision for Chicago to trade up with New York. But, beyond a quarterback, would it be worth trading up to the Giants’ current pick?

There are only two scenarios which make sense for the Bears to execute this trade, if not for a quarterback, and that’s to add one of the consensus top five or six prospects in this draft. If either Florida tight end Kyle Pitts or Oregon offensive tackle Penei Sewell is available, by some miracle, then the Bears should absolutely pull the trigger.

However, if it’s not a quarterback, and neither of those two are on the draft board, then the Bears should stand pat. Or, maybe they will have already made a deal with this next team.