March 4, 2024

Bears want “historic compensation” for the No. 1 overall pick

The Bears are placing out phrase that they want an enormous haul of picks in the event that they’re going to maneuver down from the No. 1 overall pick in the 2024 NFL draft.

Chicago would demand “historic compensation” and a “crazy” variety of picks to commerce down, sources advised Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

So the Bears want the remainder of the NFL to know that if any staff goes to commerce up for USC quarterback Caleb Williams, that staff goes to should pay the Bears a fortune in a commerce.

Last yr the Bears obtained huge receiver D.J. Moore, the ninth overall pick, the 61st overall pick, a 2024 first-round pick and a 2025 second-round pick for the first overall pick. This yr the Bears would want greater than that.

The Bears may determine to stay with Justin Fields as their beginning quarterback and use that “historic compensation” to construct a staff round Fields. But it sounds extra possible that they’ll take Williams themselves, barring one thing historic being despatched to Chicago.