Will the Bears trade the No. 1 NFL draft pick? Three potential offers

The Chicago Bears hold the No. 1 pick for the 2023 NFL draft after a 3-14 season. But with their quarterback situation seemingly set with Justin Fields and a plethora of other needs, there will be a lot of talk about the Bears trying to move down the draft board and trade the top pick to a quarterback-needy franchise before they are on the clock in April.

The top selection has been dealt 12 times since 1967, most recently in 2016, when the Rams jumped up to pick quarterback Jared Goff. Teams making calls to Chicago general manager Ryan Poles will also be looking to slide into the No. 1 spot to take a quarterback. As many as seven teams currently holding a top-10 selection could be looking for a new signal-caller, and four quarterbacks in this 2023 class are currently projected to be early first-round selections. Will a team fall in love with one of them as its QB of the future and deal valuable assets to ensure he lands on its roster? We took a closer look at the situation.

NFL draft analyst Matt Miller canvased more than a half-dozen scouts, coaches and executives from around the NFL to come up with three sensible offers for the top pick -- though no personnel affiliated with the involved teams weighed in. Bears reporter Courtney Cronin weighed in on each from Chicago's perspective and broke down the cases for and against Chicago trading out of the slot. What could the Bears really get in return from a team wanting to pick first?

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Case for trading | Case for staying put
Offers: Colts | Texans | Panthers

Chicago's case for trading the pick