Chicago Bears: 5 early trades involving number 1 pick

Chicago Bears, 2023 NFL Draft (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Trade Number 3: The Chicago Bears deal the number 1 pick to Houston

The ultimate irony would be if the Texans decided they couldn’t live without drafting Bryce Young. They had the opportunity to ensure they’d end up with Young, but decided to go for the win in a meaningless game against the Colts instead. Now, come draft day, Houston could be living in a serious state of regret.

If the Texans wanted to move up just one spot, they’d still pay a significant price. Sure, it’s just one spot. But, it’s also for a guy many believe to be the consensus number one pick and a future All Pro type of quarterback in Young. For the Texans to finally have that type of quarterback (no, don’t you dare mention Deshaun Watson) would mean much more than a few draft picks in their immediate future.

The Bears move down just one spot, but they obtain an extra third and fourth-round pick in this year’s draft. Plus, they get a second rounder in next year’s draft. Now, you want to talk about a second trade-back scenario? This is the spot, folks.

Hypothetically, the Bears could trade down again from here with another team that wants C.J. Stroud. Could you imagine the possibilities in this instance? Chicago would be the immediate draft day winners before they’re even on the clock.