Chicago Bears: 5 early trades involving number 1 pick

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Trade Number 2: The Chicago Bears deal the number 1 pick to Las Vegas

This second one is where things get real interesting, and also pretty simple to be honest. This offseason, the Las Vegas Raiders are going to move on from 9-year veteran Derek Carr. They’ve already made that abundantly clear with their actions the last couple of weeks. If that’s the case, then they’re going to make someone else on that offense very unhappy.

Davonte Adams is widely known as a top-five wide receiver in this league, if not arguably the number one. He’s a former college teammate of Carr’s and was elated when he got the chance to play with him on the Raiders. Yet, now he’ll have to say goodbye after just one year catching passes from Carr.

Should the Raiders want to oblige Adams by making him happier elsewhere, then trading him back to the NFC North would be quite the story. The Raiders can take Bryce Young and move on to their future. Meanwhile, the Bears get their alpha wide receiver for Fields.

Chicago also gets the no. 7 pick in this year’s draft and the Raiders’ first-round pick next year. With that seventh pick, the Bears could then potentially trade back once more and acquire additional picks to build areas like both sides of their trenches.