Chicago Bears: Ranking realistic wide receiver trade targets

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Ever since the Chicago Bears obtained the first overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, fans have been going out of their mind with ideas, potential trades and offseason plans of their own.

And rightfully so, because this hasn’t happened in nearly eight decades.

In the end, though, it appears as though the one option which is off the table is the idea of taking a quarterback with that pick. Instead, the Bears look like they’ll stick with Justin Fields and build around him, which is a good call.

But, that means they’ll need to get him some weapons, and fast. One option the team has is to look at trading for a veteran, and there could be plenty of options this offseason.

The Chicago Bears have many options when it comes to trading for a veteran wide receiver during the offseason.

There are five receivers, in particular, that make some sense for the Bears to pursue via trade. Now, before we get to those five, let’s make a couple of honorable mentions.

DK Metcalf would be included in this list, but it appears the Seattle Seahawks could end up running it back with Geno Smith and company next year. The season they had was so unexpected, and so positive, that Seattle will likely keep him around.

D.J. Moore is also a name some would like to see in trade talks, but the Panthers have made it pretty clear they’re keeping him. Not to mention, Carolina is a team to watch when it comes to trading up for a franchise quarterback. Moore will likely stay in Carolina.

Now, on to number five.