The Bears are in a prime position to trade back from the first overall pick in the 2023 NFL draft,
where they could realistically trade back and still land a top defensive prospect inside the top four.
The expectation is general manager Ryan Poles will trade back,
especially considering Chicago already has a quarterback in Justin Fields.
But could Poles turn that No. 1 pick into a boatload of picks? It certainly sounds like it.
According to Heavy Sports insider Matt Lombardo, the belief is the Bears could “conceivably trade back twice” in the draft,
depending on how well Poles can sell the belief that Chicago is interested in taking a quarterback.
The only problem with trying to sell the rouse is the general consensus that the Bears will stick with Fields ,
and look to trade out of that top spot regardless. But there’s another factor at play here: division rivals.
The Texans and Colts could very well get into a bidding war for the top pick,
especially if one quarterback emerges as the top guy as we get closer to the draft.