Proposed Jets, Bears Trade Could Deliver a King’s Ransom NFL Draft Haul

New York Jets, Chicago Bears

Getty A Chicago Bears player getting tackled by multiple New York Jets defenders.

The New York Jets have a chance to pull off one of the biggest deals of the 2023 offseason.

Kevin from Football Guys was playing around with the Pro Football Focus mock draft simulator and executed a blockbuster trade.

Chicago Bears receive: a 2023 first-round pick (No. 13 overall), a 2023 second-rounder (No. 44 overall), a 2023 third-rounder (No. 76 overall), a 2024 first-round pick, a 2024 second-round pick, a 2024 third-round pick, and a 2025 first-round pick

New York Jets receive: No. 1 overall pick in the first round of the 2023 NFL draft

Jets a Betting Favorite to Pull off Trade With Bears

Admittingly this would be a wild amount of picks to give up if you were the Jets.

You’d bundle seven draft picks, three of which are first-rounders, for one singular unproven commodity.

According to the NFL draft value chart, this would be a massive overpay.

The Bears No. 1 overall pick is worth 3,000 points. That combination of Jets picks would be worth over 4,465 points.

Not every NFL team follows the value chart exactly, but it is often used as a general guideline for draft trades.

According to the latest Bovada odds, the Jets are among the favorites to “actually make the No. 1 overall pick.”

The Jets own +950 odds which are the sixth-best odds available.

Would the Jets Be Willing to Go All in on Another Rookie?

Since the year 2000, the Jets have selected 14 quarterbacks in the NFL draft.

For the most part, the majority of those selections haven’t worked out. Recently the Jets have swung and missed twice in the last five years with a top-three pick at quarterback.

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

However, both head coach Robert Saleh and Woody Johnson were very transparent this week that the team plans on being ultra-aggressive at the quarterback position.

They didn’t necessarily indicate whether that would be in free agency or the upcoming NFL draft.

If the Jets traded up they would likely be doing so in an attempt to select Alabama quarterback Bryce Young.

I brought up the possibility of a Jets-Bears trade involving the No. 1 overall pick with Trevor Sikkema of PFF on my podcast.

“I didn’t even think of the Jets potentially going up to No. 1 overall literally until you just said that. In my head I was like no, they’re going to sign a veteran, their roster is ready to compete right away, and then I’m sitting here thinking about it. Wait a second. I mean Bryce Young with the Jets it’s huge. I would actually love that.

Now ultimately I don’t think it happens. The problem with New York getting up to No. 1 is the Indianapolis Colts at No. 4, the Las Vegas Raiders at No. 7, and the Carolina Panthers at No. 9. Those are three teams that are going to drive up the price with an already earlier pick in the first round of this year’s draft.

For the Jets to move up from No. 13 to No. 1 it’s going to cost them like three first-round picks. I just don’t think Joe Douglas is about to do that.”

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