Chicago Bears: Ranking realistic wide receiver trade targets

Chicago Bears, Tee Higgins (Photo by Nick Grace/Getty Images)
Chicago Bears, Tee Higgins (Photo by Nick Grace/Getty Images) /
3 of 6
Chicago Bears, DeAndre Hopkins
Chicago Bears, DeAndre Hopkins (Photo by Michael Owens/Getty Images) /

4. DeAndre Hopkins, Arizona Cardinals

The Arizona Cardinals are going through some major changes at head coach and general manager, and it looks like they could also part with All Pro wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins.

The reason Hopkins is so low on this list? It’s pretty easy to explain. He will be 31 this summer, which definitely makes it difficult to trade anything beyond a third or fourth rounder for his remaining two years and $34 million. Hopkins also wants a new deal if he is dealt.

The other thing making this difficult for the Bears is that Hopkins has a no-trade clause and he does not want to be part of a rebuild, which should automatically take Chicago out of the discussion.

Still, if he is on the trade block, then Poles has to do his due diligence. The Bears have plenty of cap space this offseason, and if they can convince Hopkins they’re making enough moves to be a relevant football team, then maybe he waives his clause to come play with Fields.

It’s unlikely, but it’s definitely worth a shot if you’re the Bears.