Trade Number 3
Now, let’s say the asking price is just a little bit higher. In that case, the Bears might have to throw out a deal like this.
In the final trade, the Bears would give Arizona a third rounder this year and next year, but they’d also receive a sixth rounder this year, in return. Is it a bit of an overpay to give up two thirds? Sure, in some eyes, it might be a lot.
But, again, we have to overlook a couple of things. First of all, we can’t make this all about Hopkins’ age. Just last year, Davante Adams entered his age-30 season and the Raiders still had to pay up a first and second-round pick to get him.
Hopkins’ level of talent is right there with Adams, and is just a year older at this point. The fact that the Bears could get him for a pair of third-round picks, by comparison, seems hilarious.
In addition to overlooking his age, we have to overlook his contract. Normally, a contract of this number would be a large one to take on. But, we’re talking about the Bears who have the most cap space in all of football, and that’s by a long shot.
If the Bears want an All Pro receiver, the contract should be the least of their worries. Just get the talent to Chicago, and let Fields continue to break out.