Bears 7-Round Mock Draft: Two Trades Cause Massive Shake-Up

The Bears decide what to do at quarterback in this mock draft.

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Bears Shake Things Up With Two Huge Trades

The Bears have the No. 9 pick in the first round to go along with the top pick. It would not be surprising to see Poles trade that pick to add another draft pick much like he did in the last draft when he switched spots with the Philadelphia Eagles.

In this mock, the Denver Broncos came up three spots and sent the Bears a third-round pick.

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Also, trading Justin Fields is going to happen once the decision is made to take Williams. Fields being traded will either come before the draft or sometime before the second round starts. Fields should fetch at least a second-round selection if the Arizona Cardinals were able to get one back for Josh Rosen and the New York Jets got a second back for Sam Darnold.

Fields is much more accomplished than those two and he is still considered a good NFL starting quarterback with flaws that are preventing him from reaching his full potential. Justin has simply run out of time with this being the final year of the cheap part of his rookie contract and Caleb Williams being considered a generational player.

There are teams outside of the top three picks that will be interested in seeing if they can unlock Fields' immense potential. The Pittsburgh Steelers have been rumored to be a team that will trade for Fields. Kenny Pickett has failed to impress and that is why the Steelers are in the market for a quarterback.

They draft too late to have a shot at LSU's Jayden Daniels or North Carolina's Drake Maye. The New York Giants, Tennessee Titans, Atlanta Falcons, Minnesota Vikings, and Las Vegas Raiders also need young quarterbacks and draft ahead of the Steelers. That means Michigan's J.J. McCarthy, Washington's Michael Penix Jr., and Oregon's Bo Nix could be off the board by the time the Steelers pick at No. 20.

They could try to trade ahead of those quarterback-needy teams, but the market dictates they will have to give up a future first-round pick to move up high enough to be in a position to get ahead of at least the Raiders. That was the price the Bears paid in 2021 to ironically move up from No. 20 to get Fields.

Pittsburgh might as well save a future first and move a second-round choice to get Fields. In this mock, the Steelers agreed to send their second- and sixth-round draft picks and a conditional Day Three 2025 pick (could be as high as fourth depending on how Fields plays).

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This trade is a mix of what the Jets got for Sam Darnold a few years back (a second, fourth, and sixth) and what the Jets sent the Green Bay Packers for Aaron Rodgers last year (a second-round pick in 2023 and a conditional second-round pick in 2024). Rodgers is a future Hall of Famer while Fields is still potential so that is why a conditional Day Three pick seems fair.