The Chicago Bears are desperate for a quarterback this offseason. They have not enjoyed the luxury of a star quarterback for decades. Bears fans are clamoring for the franchise to trade for Deshaun Watson or Russell Wilson to solve this issue, both of whom are involved in trade rumors around the league.
There is no doubt that general manager Ryan Pace and head coach Matt Nagy are on the hot seat. If Chicago’s dismal offense does not significantly improve next year, they are likely on the way out of Halas Hall. Improving the offense starts at the quarterback position, where the Bears have lacked talent for years. Therefore, Pace will likely to need to find a star quarterback such as Wilson or Watson to save his job.
Recognizing the importance of upgrading their offense this offseason, the Bears have been linked to many players involved in this year’s quarterback carousel. However, it seems nearly impossible to imagine a scenario in which they trade for Watson. Their lack of depth and relatively underwhelming draft position makes Chicago look like a unrealistic trade partner.
Despite the setbacks to Chicago’s chances of getting Watson, ESPN Insider Jeff Darlington expressed that the Bears might have a chance of acquiring Watson.
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As Darlington said, this could play to the Texans advantage. The Bears are quite literally telling them to name their price.
There are plenty of unknowns here. Deshaun Watson has not explicitly said he would accept a trade to Chicago. The Texans have yet to respond to trade offers, hoping to hold onto Watson. There are likely teams that would be able to offer better packages. However, one thing is clear: Chicago is willing to trade anything to get Deshaun Watson.
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