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The New York Jets And Chicago Bears Are Expected To Move Down In The NFL Draft

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks Aug. 14, 2023 at Johnsonville Tailgate Village in Green Bay during a promotional event for the 2025 NFL Draft, which will be held in and around Lambeau Field.

Both the Chicago Bears and New York Jets have recently been linked to trading down in this years upcoming NFL Draft. The Bears hold the first overall pick (which they will not move) and the ninth overall pick. Meanwhile, the Jets sit right behind them with the tenth pick.

Field Yates of ESPN recently reported on the rumblings around the league.

“When I ask team personnel about intriguing opponents picking in the top 10, two that come up often are the Chicago Bears and New York Jets.”

Field Yates reported in a recent article for ESPN

This is a massive offseason for both teams to make serious improvements. After the blockbuster trade for Aaron Rodgers last year, the future Hall of Famer ruptured his left Achilles tendon in their first game of the season.

The Jets will need Rodgers to be healthy if they are going to accomplish their Super Bowl aspirations. The team has some incredible building blocks on defense with Sauce Gardner and Quinnen Williams leading the pack. If the Jets can stay healthy, they should be a dangerous team this season.

The team will still want to plug away at their team, and trading back could allow them to fill more holes on their roster.

The Bears were given the first overall pick courtesy of the Carolina Panthers in a trade last season. Now, after trading Justin Fields to the Pittsburgh Steelers, they will reset at the position. USC QB Caleb Williams is the favorite to hear his name called first on draft night.

If the Bears feel as though they can’t get a player they love at nine, they should look to trade back. This draft class is loaded to the brim with offensive talent. Even in the event the Bears trade back, they should have plenty of available options.

This year’s NFL Draft will take place from April 25th to April 27th.