The NFL Draft is still over a month away but teams across the league are finalizing their draft boards for the upcoming event.
Things might be getting interesting soon though, as the Chicago Bears have the number one pick overall. And from the sounds of it, a big trade could be coming.
During an interview with Peter King, Bears general manager Ryan Poles kind of spilled the beans about the team’s plans for the draft.
Some have speculated Chicago may consider trading Justin Fields and selecting a quarterback number one. Poles shut that notion down. “It’s clear he’s not trading Fields, and he’s not picking a quarterback high in this draft.”
Additionally, the conversation with Poles led King to believe, “He left little doubt the Bears will trade the first overall pick and said he’d spoken to three teams at the Combine about a deal.”
From the sounds of it, the Bears are leaning toward trading the pick. Ryan Poles claims, “I know I can get a ’24 one and a ’25 one. You’re telling me for the next two years I’ll have two ones? That’s either four really good players, or if we’re cruising, we can still trade back.”
Usually, general managers keep their cards close while Poles is showing his hand a bit. For that reason, fans everywhere are a bit confused by his tactics.
Lol now that all GMs know he’s trading back. Time to low ball
— SkolDB (@SkolDirtyBastrd) March 6, 2023
It’s a bold strategy, Cotton. Let’s see how it plays out for him.
In my experience holding up a sign at your Kiosk reading….
'Hands in the air, I am going to rob you'….
Is not the best way to do business. https://t.co/VnDr1ACDSn
— Roar of the Lions UK (@ROTL_UK) March 6, 2023
Not sure why this football fan thinks this. But it’s just odd to hear the Bears’ general manager throw his asking price out there like that.
No one is trading 3 firsts man get real lmao
— ~ (@markfm18) March 6, 2023
Zip your lip, bud.
What the hell is this guy doing, shut up dude
— Julian (@julianvannoy) March 6, 2023
The NFL Draft will surely be interesting. With the Bears’ general manager basically revealing his team’s secrets, perhaps we’ll see a big trade in the coming days. That, or opposing teams are going to start lowballing him.