3 off-season catastrophes the Chicago Bears must avoid

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2. Keeping The Pick

The Chicago Bears must trade away the first overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft.

Because the Chicago Bears already have, as mentioned before, their franchise quarterback in place, there is no reason to draft a quarterback. They have the first overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft and there is no reason to keep it when they don’t need a QB.

There are plenty of other desperate teams in this league that will give them a haul for the first overall pick. Some of them are even just a few spots below them but again, they are desperate. The Bears can trade this pick and still get their targeted player in the top four.

Will Anderson out of Alabama or Jalen Carter out of Georgia could very well become Chicago Bears and they would both make the Chicago Bears a much better team right away. If the Bears make this pick with the second, third, or fourth overall pick after making a trade, don’t be surprised.

There is absolutely no reason for the Bears to keep this pick. They don’t need a quarterback and there isn’t a player at another position that is a generational game-changer (and if there is he hasn’t been identified yet). Hopefully, this draft gives the Bears a few great players to work with going forward.