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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5. New York Jets

You read that right. Not the Giants, but the New York Football Jets. Hear me out.

Last year, we saw the huge move by the Jets to trade for quarterback Aaron Rodgers. They made that move because they felt their roster was one elite quarterback away from contending for a Super Bowl. Then, disaster struck less than 5 plays into the season.

We then saw how broken the Jets were at the quarterback position. Zach Wilson struggled mightily when he was given the keys. Trevor Siemian had a valiant effort, but it wasn't enough. Another year was wasted on this defense and all the toys Rodgers decided to convince to come with him.

Rodgers is not going to be around forever. The Jets need to take a play from the Packers playbook (Bears fans, close your eyes). We saw Rodgers sit behind hall-of-famer Brett Favre for a few years to become elite. We then saw Jordan Love sit behind Rodgers and he had an impressive first year at the helm. Now, Rodgers is in New York and nobody behind him is the answer.

If the Jets had one more huge play in them, they could come up and take the first pick, bring Williams to New York, and have him learn under Rodgers to then take over and keep the Jets dominating for a decade. Plus, Rodgers showed he is human and can get injured. Had the Jets had a capable quarterback ready in week 1, maybe things would have been a lot different in the AFC.

The flaws to this are Rodgers doesn't seem to be wanting to quit anytime soon and there is no way Williams would be content with sitting behind someone for too long. But the New York media would absolutely love this plan.

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