Report: "Multiple Teams" Have Already Approached the Bears About Trading the First Pick

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Report: “Multiple Teams” Have Already Approached the Bears About Trading the First Pick

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A report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter sharing that the Chicago Bears are said to be “leaning toward” trading the first overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft isn’t going to bowl us over.

Nevertheless, Schefter giving his stamp on it early on a Monday morning gives it new life.

This is where the fun begins, as Schefter reports “multiple teams” have already reached out to the Bears regarding their desire to move the first pick:

This bit of news leaking is equal parts interesting and well-timed. What better time to let it be known that bidding can begin for the No. 1 overall pick than when 31 other general managers are in the same place at the same time? With teams preparing to gather in Indianapolis for the NFL Scouting Combine, this is Poles’ time to shine. There is no better time to get the word out that you’re open for business. And Schefter tweeting that the pick “now looks like it’s for sale” only further drives it home. Bears GM Ryan Poles might as well hire an auctioneer to handle the bidding that is coming down the pipeline. The possi

We’ve only been preparing for this possibility since the moment Week 17’s Bears-Vikings and Texans-Colts games went final. We’ve since seen reports regarding the Bears’ plans to trade the pick, what they should be seeking in a trade, and what it could be worth to Chicago should they put it on the market. None of this is necessarily new to us. But Schefter’s reporting gives us a new data point and point of discussion for the ongoing conversation. And it feels like this is just the beginning.

Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.