In a world the place all issues are equal, it’s no drawback that Matthew Stafford, Carson Wentz, and Jared Goff are already off the board as potentialities to grow to be the subsequent Chicago Bears quarterback.
But that’s solely as a result of Deshaun Watson — the most important fish in the marketplace — nonetheless hasn’t moved.
Unfortunately, it’s going to be extraordinarily troublesome to reel him in:
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— Peter King (@peter_king) February 22, 2021
Long-time soccer insider Peter King rattles off all kinds of potential commerce eventualities involving Watson. There’s even a point out of Chicago being a attainable commerce associate for Houston: “Chicago will surely have an interest,” King writes. “however drafting twentieth this 12 months is an enormous detrimental, with no QB apart from Nick Foles to deal; the shortage of great younger expertise to package deal is a detrimental too.” Ouch. That stings. But it’s not wholly unfaithful, so take that nevertheless you’d like.
As for groups who could make proposals that King feels is worthy, there aren’t many. And those that he proposes on the groups’ behalf are downright bonkers. Two are straight from the nuh-uh, no means that occurs class:
⇒ A 7-for-1 deal from the Panthers, that includes RB Christian McCaffrey, WR Robbie Anderson, QB Teddy Bridgewater, two first-round picks, a second-rounder, a 3rd in 2022, and probably pass-rusher Brian Burns.
⇒ Another lopsided proposal through the Jets, together with QB Sam Darnold, DL Quinnen Williams, two first-round picks, and two extra second-rounders (a 6-for-1 package deal).
⇒ There’s a layer of ridiculousness I wouldn’t even method within the wild three-way proposal between the 49ers, Vikings, and Texans. King gives Minnesota sends Kirk Cousins to San Francisco, the Niners sending Jimmy Garoppolo to the Texans, and Houston sending Watson to Minnesota. There could be different picks and gamers going any variety of alternative ways. But it’s onerous to ascertain a commerce the place John Lynch doesn’t get probably the most worth on a commerce chart.
What would a Bears package deal that rivaled those above even appear like? First-round picks in 2021, 2022, and 2023, LB Roquan Smith, WR Darnell Mooney, and extra? Boy, howdy. That’s a spicy meatball. One that I’m not fairly able to de-construct proper now.