Chicago Bears: 3 spicy trades with Raiders for number one pick

Chicago Bears, 2023 NFL Draft (Photo by Michael Owens/Getty Images)
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Now that the regular season is over with, the Chicago Bears have much to look forward to this offseason.

In what ended up being a pipe dream come true in Week 18, the Bears ended up with the no. 1 overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft.

The question now becomes, who trades for the pick? There is no doubt the Bears will end up dealing the selection, but to whom?

One option could be the Las Vegas Raiders, who are looking to move on from Derek Carr this spring. If the Raiders wanted in on the Bryce Young sweepstakes, here are a few trades that might make sense for the Bears.

1: The Chicago Bears trade the number 1 pick for a package built around Maxx Crosby

This first deal would see the Bears land a cornerstone piece for their defense, among a haul of picks.

In this trade, the Bears get 25-year-old pass rusher Maxx Crosby, who is one of the better up-and-coming defensive players in the game today. Crosby is locked down for the next three seasons, so the Bears would have the luxury of being able to keep him around.

In his first four seasons, Crosby has finished with at least 7.0 sacks. This past season, he finished with a career-best 12.5. Once upon a time, the Bears made a deal for a Raiders pass rusher … wonder if they are able to pull it off again?

In addition to Crosby, the Bears would swap picks this year, obtaining the no. 7 selection. The Raiders would give up their second rounder and a fourth rounder this year, plus a first and second-round pick in 2024. So, in total, that’s: Crosby, Two firsts, two seconds and a fourth.

Would it be enough?