Fans React To Report Hinting At Major Steelers, Bears Trade
The Chicago Bears started the NFL offseason with a huge trade, sending the number one overall pick to the Carolina Panthers.
After this trade, the Bears find themselves with the ninth overall pick.
However, a recent report has indicated that the Bears could once again move back in the draft, this time, to the 17th overall slot.
This trade proposal would be between the Bears and the Pittsburgh Steelers, who have expressed interest in Jalen Carter, per Peter King, via Dov Kleiman.
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) April 17, 2023
This report came to shock many fans on both sides, who made their opinions abundantly clear on the subject.
One Bears fan expressed disbelief in this report, especially considering that he sees defensive players as a need for their roster.
I do not see the Bears moving off of 9 if Carter is there. That is the main thing missing from the Bears defense and the highest position need for the team.
— Eric Shane (@Eric_S_Shane) April 17, 2023
Throughout the offseason, the Bears have made several key additions to their defense, and Carter could be another valuable piece.
As another fan dictates, if Carter does fall to the ninth overall selection, it will be difficult for the Bears to turn him down.
Many believe that Carter is the best overall talent in the draft, including this Bears fan.
If Jalen Carter is at 9, it’ll be very hard to pry the Bears away. The 32nd pick, and an extra 1st would have to be involved. Carter is arguably the best talent in this draft.
— Jaybills Games🐻⬇️ @ CB2023 🔜 (@JaybillsGames) April 17, 2023
Even though there has been a public outcry from Bears fans, there has been an equal amount of speculation from the Steelers fanbase.
King mentioned it three separate times in his draft article
If the Steelers pulled this off it could go down as the best or the worst draft trades ever… I don’t know how I’d feel about it https://t.co/Jcn5IjPERi
— Michael Beck (@MichaelBeck56) April 17, 2023
As this fan indicates, trading for Carter could turn out to be a great decision, but it could also come back to hurt the Steelers if he doesn’t pan out.
Carter has become a polarizing prospect, and many fans have expressed trepidation toward him.
I like this move 👀 https://t.co/25Zt7THEDQ
— ⚫️Minkah FitzMagic🟡 (@MinkahMinaj) April 17, 2023
Other Steelers fans have expressed interest in Carter, as this fan proclaims.
Wherever Carter is drafted will likely be shrouded in controversy, if these fan comments are any indication.