Just over a week ago, the Chicago Bears traded the No. 1 pick in the 2023 NFL Draft to the Carolina Panthers in exchange for wideout D.J. Moore and a haul of draft capital.
This Saturday, eight days after the blockbuster move was first announced, one report appears to indicate that another NFL team was looking to trade up to the pick once held by the Chicago franchise. According to The Athletic’s Jeff Howe and Tashan Reed, the Las Vegas Raiders were interested in acquiring the No. 1 pick from the Bears.
While Las Vegas never made a formal offer to Chicago, they did find out the Bears’ asking price. Per Howe and Reed, it was “too steep” for the Raiders.
The Las Vegas Raiders explored trading all the way up to the No. 1 pick, then owned by the Bears, multiple sources told @jeffphowe.
They never made a formal offer, but did find out what Chicago’s asking price would be.
It was too steep.@tashanreed pic.twitter.com/kV4RWSi2r8
— The Athletic (@TheAthletic) March 17, 2023
Before ultimately trading with the Panthers, the Bears reportedly wanted a 2023 first- and second-round pick, two future first-round picks and a future second-round pick from the Raiders in exchange for the No. 1 overall pick.
Perhaps due to the inclusion of star receiver D.J. Moore in the Panthers trade package last week, the Carolina franchise only sent two first-round picks (No. 9 in 2023) and two second-round picks to the Bears in order to move up to the top spot.
While the Raiders, who currently pick at No. 7 in the upcoming draft, could still select a quarterback this spring, it likely won’t be the one they may have been hoping to land with the No. 1 pick.
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Publish Date:2023-03-19 05:10:28