5 Most Likely Trade Partners for Bears' First-Overall Pick

Should the Bears be on the market to trade the first-overall pick, here's who might stand in line to offer packages for it.

Dec 4, 2022; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Poles looks on before the
Dec 4, 2022; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Poles looks on before the / Daniel Bartel-USA TODAY Sports
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1. New England Patriots

The New England Patriots are starting a new era in Foxboro for the 2024-25 season. It's (probably) safe to say legendary quarterback Tom Brady is fully retired and not coming back and the franchise mutually agreed to part ways with head coach Bill Belichick. With former player and now head coach Jerod Mayo at the helm, they'll look to start a new legendary run.

One would have to believe a quarterback is at the forefront of the Patriots' mind as the Mac Jones era is likely coming to an end. The Patriots can be trade partners with the Bears for Justin Fields, but why not go for the first pick?

The Patriots currently sit third in line for the draft behind the Bears and the Washington Commanders. The Commanders are undoubtedly going to be taking a quarterback with their pick. If the Patriots could move ahead of them in a trade with the Bears, this would make things easier for both sides.

The Patriots would undoubtedly want to draft the guy they want (Williams) instead of waiting to see who is left for them. Plus, if the Bears do decide to trade down, this is the best possible place for them to be. The vote of confidence in Fields would give him a boost and the Bears would be able to take the top wide receiver on the board, Marvin Harrison Jr., with the third pick. There's another weapon for Fields to showcase what he has.