The Chicago Bears game against the Minnesota Vikings was a great performance from second year QB Justin Fields. There were a lot of positives, but among the negatives lies this: Bears WRs not named Darnell Mooney (I would say Velus Jones, but he only played a measly 3 offensive snaps) are struggling. Notably, Dante Pettis cannot catch the football and a big mistake by Ihmir Smith Marsette cost the Bears the game. WR is still a very needy position for Chicago, and there’s a possibility that another team may have a solution. The Carolina Panthers fired their Head Coach Matt Rhule, leading many to speculate that Carolina players may be traded. I’ve been hearing DJ Moore’s name floated around a lot in these rumors and it’s led me to think: what is the possibility of a trade to the Bears? Well, let’s talk about it.
Bears GM Ryan Poles loves draft picks. This year, the Chicago Bears have all of their picks, and I think that it would be foolish not to consider a trade for a proven commodity like Moore. That said, it also matters the price tag of the trade. If I were Ryan Poles, I would not give up anything higher than a second round pick and a later round pick. If the price is a first rounder, I’d stay out of this bidding war before it gets too pricey. In the ideal situation, the Bears end up giving away a 2nd and a 4th to the Panthers for Moore. In the end, it’s a good trade. Like I said earlier, Moore is a proven commodity. More likely than unlikely, he’s going to end up being more productive and better than a 2nd or 4th round pick.
So is it likely? Honestly, I don’t know. It could be, but that depends on the price tag, the bidding war, and how teams react to his value. But if it happens, it opens up a lot more doors for the Bear’s future, which is an extremely positive outcome.