Atlanta is shopping its fourth pick of the draft and if the Bears covet Justin Fields they would need to be creative and maybe a bit lucky but it's possible to accomplish this while also retaining picks needed to fill needs this season.
Coach Matt Nagy and GM Ryan Pace have been collaborating in the draft since 2018 and it so happens the real Bears draft disasters all came prior to that year.
The chances of the Bears finding anything of real value at quarterback in the draft after Round 4 are miniscule, although there are a few potential passers with a strong trait or two.
Germain Ifedi receives the sixth-highest performance-based bonus handed out by the league but due to the COVID-related revenue drop as well as agreements signed by the NFL and NFLPA, the money won't be coming for a while.
The 40-yard dash times being posted in pro days and the projections for another run on receivers in the first two rounds of the draft can't sway the Bears from finding effective an effective receiver based on playing speed and production.
So much attention gets paid to quarterbacks and trading up for the Chicago Bears, but they have more pressing needs and there are special players at those positions in this draft who could warrant a bold move up to take.
The Bears have become a longer shot to come up with the real quarterback they desire this year as a result of the trade the New York Jets made to send Sam Darnold to Carolina.
The Bears have proposed a rule change to prevent an odd quirk on extra points like happened against Denver in 2019, but if the switch is made it could favor defenses over offenses just as much as the current rule favors offenses over defenses.