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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2. Washington Commanders

The Washington Commanders sit just one place behind the Bears in second, but that should not deter them from looking into a trade. The Commanders are desperate for consistency at the quarterback position, and while they're guaranteed one of the top two players, they can guarantee getting their guy by moving up to the top.

It's widely expected Caleb Williams is going to go first. So, if the Commanders are content and zoned in on Drake Maye, Jayden Daniels, or another top quarterback prospect, maybe they're okay with staying in the second spot.

But, as we heard from Cowherd, Williams is from the Washington, DC area. He may want to play for his hometown team. Williams could make a public play and say he wants to play for the Commanders. That would crush any leverage the Bears have for a trade and make it easy for Washington to trade up at minimum cost.

Colin Cowherd said Williams has no plans of pulling a move like John Elway or Eli Manning, so whoever takes him is who he is going to play for. But if the Commanders want him, they need to go get him before another team provides the Bears an offer they cannot refuse.