3 Trades the Bears Need to Make Before the NFL Draft

What trades do the Chicago Bears need to make before the 2024 NFL

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With the Minnesota Vikings losing Kirk Cousins and the Green Bay Packers having an extremely young roster, the Chicago Bears might need to sense an opening in the NFC North for the 2024 season. Chicago should expect -- if they are confident in Caleb Williams being the right guy at QB -- that they can have a turnaround in 2024 similar to what we saw from the Houston Texans in 2023.

Therefore, general manager Ryan Poles needs to continue to be opportunistic when it comes to the trade market. There are still deals out there that could substantially impact this Chicago roster, even if Poles has already made big deals like acquiring DJ Moore and Montez Sweat last year as well as Keenan Allen this offseason.

What trades do the Bears need to make before the 2024 NFL Draft? Let's look at a handful.

1. Trade for Eagles EDGE Haason Reddick

The Bears do not have much draft capital available to them in 2024. Although they have the 1st overall pick and 9th overall pick, Chicago currently only has four projected selections for the 2024 NFL Draft thanks to some of the aforementioned trades they've finalized.

But is there still room for a player like Haason Reddick? If the Eagles are willing to part ways for a team-friendly price, and they're not hellbent on getting a 2024 selection for him, the Bears could be in the market. Even though it would have to be for 2025 draft picks, Chicago could trade one of their second-round picks in the 2025 NFL Draft for Reddick and pair him up with Montez Sweat.

That would free up Chicago to do whatever they want with that 9th overall pick and perhaps go with the best receiver or tackle on the board as opposed to feeling backed into the corner of tacking Dallas Turner or Jared Verse.