According to reports, the Houston Texans did not get out of the draft trade.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Texas is open to a first-round draft pick. They have the No. 2 and No. 12 picks in the draft and are open to trading the No. 12 pick, according to the report.
They’ve made calls about moving down and up in the draft from this pick. Could bears be a potential trading partner until pick #12?
The Bears and Texans were nearly the No. 1 pick’s business partners, Schefter said on a recent podcast episode he did with Scott Fitterer. Told that he had been informed that the two teams were close to a deal, Vetterer replied “that’s the point where I got really nervous”.
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Ultimately, the Bears elected to deal the Panthers’ No. 1 pick, picking up a No. 9 and No. 61 pick, along with a 2024 first round, 2025 second round and wide receiver D.J. Moore. The Texans wouldn’t have offered them a bigger package than that, considering they would lead one place, for eight.
Texas’ openness to move away from the #12 pick gives the Bears a potential exit ramp if they want to move downfield again. And there are plenty of scenarios where scrolling down three options is a possible option.
What if all four major offensive tackles were available? What if there was a quarterback available? What if Galen Carter was free and the bears didn’t care about being drafted? The list of possibilities goes on and on.
By all accounts, the Bears seem to have a relatively open mind going for the draft. Getting more bites out of the apple in a swap scenario would do a lot of justice for a team with a large number of holes on the roster.
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