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NFL Network analysts David Carr, Reggie Wayne make the case for Bears to trade for Antonio Brown

Bears

Ryan Pace isn’t afraid to go out and make a splash to add elite talent to the Bears.

He shocked the football world when he traded for Khalil Mack in September, and a pair of former players on the NFL Network could see the general manager making another big trade.

David Carr and Reggie Wayne listed the four teams they thought were trade options for disgruntled Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown.

The Bears were at the top of the list.

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“I think they’re a big, explosive player away on offense — they’ve got a great defense — from being a really good football team,” Carr said in the segment.

Brown met with the Steelers Tuesday and said the two sides agreed to work toward parting ways, officially laying the stage for the trade rumors.

The idea of trading for Brown might be nice for the Bears, but the logistics of the deal make it extremely unlikely.

His back-loaded contract will cost at least $18 million per year over the next three seasons, although the Steelers would have to offset some of the guaranteed money in the trade.

The Bears also don’t have many draft picks left for trade compensation, and they invested a lot in the wide receiver position just last offseason.

A trade for Brown would take a lot of maneuvering from Pace, but after September’s blockbuster, never say never.