Chicago Bears: 3 Nick Foles trade packages with the New York Jets

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Trade Two: Chicago Bears get back a solid wide receiver

The Chicago Bears have a lot of speedsters in their wide receiver room. However, only a couple of them: Allen Robinson and Darnell Mooney have proven themselves as reliable route runners and dependable wide receivers. It is no secret that the Bears wanted to use this offseason to push Anthony Miller to take the next step, but they could also benefit from another experienced wide receiver that can run most routes in the route tree.

The New York Jets have reportedly been asking Crowder to take a significant pay cut which he has agreed to as of yesterday per ESPN. However, that wide receiver room is still extremely crowded with the emergence of rookie Denzel Mims, offseason acquisitions of Corey Davis and Keelan Cole, and the addition of second-round draft pick Elijah Moore. As a result, I believe they would be open to dealing Crowder if it meant landing an experienced veteran backup for Zach Wilson.

With the contracts now expected to be relatively even after Crowder’s pay cut, I believe it would make sense for the Chicago Bears and New York Jets to consider a one-for-one swap of players.

From the Bears’ perspective, Jamison Crowder has put up solid numbers over the past few seasons when he’s been the number one or two receiver. If the Bears could plug him into a wide receiver room with Allen Robinson and Darnell Mooney, where he would be the third option – Crowder could really flourish on the Bears’ offense. If for some reason he doesn’t, the Bears lose him in 2022 with no repercussions and retain plenty of cap space to go out and sign someone else.