Miami Dolphins receive: LB Roquan Smith
Chicago Bears receive: WR Cedrick Wilson Jr., 2023 2nd Round Pick, and 2023 3rd Round Pick
Everyone in the world wants Roquan Smith, and the Bears don’t want to lose him to free agency for nothing. His price will be hefty, but I think the Miami Dolphins have the assets to make it happen.
With a linebacker unit that has been questioned for a couple of years now, this addition would put all of that to rest. Jerome Baker has played better as of late, and Elandon Roberts has looked good in the running game lately.
However, if you tell me the linebackers of the future for the Miami Dolphins would be Roquan Smith and Channing Tindall, every fan of the fins would be losing their mind.
Roquan Smith is still super young, with Miami having draft capital to move, they can make this move, and have a huge surplus of the need the Chicago Bears need the most.
Cedrick Wilson hasn’t produced much at all and has been outplayed by guys like River Cracraft and Trent Sherfield. He isn’t expendable, but if he were to be put on the Chicago Bears he would be a top 2 wide receiver for them.
I think the 2nd and 3rd round picks make sense because the Miami Dolphins do not want to give away a 1st-round pick this year, but this draft is so insanely deep that a 2nd and 3rd round pick can be so valuable.
I also think leverage plays a factor in this because I am not sure Chicago can get a huge return with everyone knowing Roquan Smith is likely leaving after this season.
The Miami Dolphins have made a big splash before. Let’s hope they do it again.