The Chicago Bears suffered through a tumultuous 5-11 season that fell way short of expectations in 2014 and got head coach Marc Trestman was fired. John Fox has been brought in to replace him and guide this team back to the playoffs. The Bears have several holes to fill to make that happen, so they may make a splash on draft day via a trade or draft pick.
While we’re not necessarily expecting any of these trades to happen, we wouldn’t be surprise. Here are 3 draft day trades the Bears could make when the 2015 NFL Draft rolls around:
1) Trade 1st-round pick (#7) and Jay Cutler to Titans for 1st-round pick (#2)
Chicago has recently expressed interest in trading current starting QB Jay Cutler and drafting Oregon's Marcus Mariota, but they might be out of range to draft him at #7 overall. If the Bears decide they're better off with Mariota, they'll make this trade with Tennessee (who would add a starting quarterback while keeping a top-10 pick) to save cap space and get their quarterback of the future.
2) Trade 1st-round pick (#7), 2nd-round pick (#39), and conditional 7th-round pick to Titans for 1st-round pick (#2)
If the Titans don't want to take on Jay Cutler's contract (which would be understandable), Chicago will have to shell out some picks to move into the #2 spot to draft Mariota.
3) Trade 2nd-round pick (#39) and 4th-round pick (#106) to Cardinals for 1st-round pick (#24)
Chicago needs a lot of help on the defensive side of the ball, and while giving up picks might be counterintuitive in that regard, trading back into the first round would allow them to draft a premier defender. If they draft Mariota with their first pick, the Bears will likely go with a pass rusher. However, if Chicago picks a pass rusher first, they would use this pick to draft one of the best cornerbacks in the class.
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