The Chicago Bears could really use some help in their wide receiver room. There are a couple of decent ones already there but nothing like what is needed in order to be a Super Bowl contender. It would also be helpful to them in terms of developing Justin Fields.
Bears fans know all about Davante Adams. He was a superstar with the Green Bay Packers as he helped Aaron Rodgers win back-to-back MVPs. Following the 2021 season, however, the Packers traded him to the Las Vegas Raiders.
Now, a year later, it sounds as if things are going poorly in Vegas. They had a surprisingly bad season and now they have benched Derek Carr. Before this year, Carr has been awesome but the team has never really given him a shot to win much.
If they are benching Carr in the final two weeks of the season, you can’t help but wonder if a rebuild is coming. That could mean that Davante Adams is headed out the door after one year. The Chicago Bears would be so smart to be checking in on him all off-season.
The Chicago Bears could really use a wide receiver like Davante Adams.
Adams is the type of receiver that the Bears could use so badly. He would automatically become their number one guy on this team and the player that Justin Fields can rely on the most in the passing game.
Adams just turned 30 on Christmas Eve so he isn’t brand new anymore but he has been one of the elite NFL receivers for a long time now. There is clearly some good play left in the tank. If the Bears wanted to make a big move like that, it might look like this:
The fact that Davante Adams is now in his 30s makes it a little bit more of a risk than it would have been three years ago but the Bears can still get him and some other assets using their first-round pick this year.
Chicago’s selection will certainly be in the top five but it is likely going to be either first or second. The Raiders would be able to get pretty much whatever they wanted in the 2023 NFL Draft if they made this move. The Bears would be receiving their first-round pick in a trade-down too.
Vegas kicking in that second-round pick is probably necessary as well. Teams have to give up assets to trade up that high in the draft. We saw what the Bears gave to San Francisco to move up one spot in 2017. Those things happen.
A move like this between two teams with trade history would shake up the league once again. Adams still has a lot to give and could really help the Bears’ offense continue to grow.