3 Bears Most Likely to Be Traded This Offseason

The Bears can cut ties with a few players this offseason and possibly get some compensation in return.

Jan 7, 2024; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA;  Chicago Bears wide receiver Velus Jones Jr. (12) during the
Jan 7, 2024; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Chicago Bears wide receiver Velus Jones Jr. (12) during the / Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
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The Bears are currently in a great spot heading into the offseason with a pair of top-10 draft picks and a healthy cap situation. Outside of Jaylon Johnson and Darnell Mooney, they also do not have any huge decisions to be made with their own free agents. Ryan Poles vowed to keep Johnson in Chicago and I don’t think anyone will miss Mooney greatly if he signs elsewhere after a very unsuccessful 2023 campaign.

However, this does not mean that this roster does not have plenty of holes still. There are a handful of players under contract that arguably should be cut or dealt in order to add draft picks or cap space. Here we look at three Bears most likely to be traded this offseason.

1. Justin Fields

We start with the most obvious and perhaps most discussed NFL topic in general currently, Justin Fields. I can dive into the million different possible outcomes with Fields, but let’s just stick to what the overwhelming consensus is: the Bears trade Justin Fields and select a quarterback with the first overall pick.

The Fields army will stand strong likely until the day he is traded, or the decision is made to keep him around. The fact of the matter is that it will be very tough for general manager Ryan Poles to pass on the number one overall pick two years in a row. Adam Schefter recently said the Bears will definitely get a second-round pick for Fields and possibly even a first. While a second-round pick likely gets the deal done regardless, if a team offers a first Poles would be a fool not to accept.

The Steelers, Falcons, Patriots and Raiders have all been speculated as possible destinations for a Fields trade. The Patriots would be the obvious best case for the Bears as they have the highest picks of the four teams with their second rounder being 34th overall.

On the other hand, there have been thoughts on the Bears trading Fields, their 9th overall pick and some later picks to the Patriots to move up to the number 3 slot and select Marvin Harrison Jr. We can play with the trade simulator all day long, but the fact of the matter is that we likely see Justin Fields in a new uniform next season.