(670 The Score) The Bears were among teams that offered more than a first-round pick to the Lions for quarterback Matthew Stafford before Detroit agreed to a deal with the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday evening, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported.
Stafford is headed to the Rams in exchange for two first-round picks, a third-round pick and quarterback Jared Goff, according to reports, in a deal that will become official when the new league year begins in March.
Coming off back-to-back 8-8 seasons, the Bears are continuing their longtime search for an answer at quarterback. Mitchell Trubisky is set to hit free agency after four underwhelming seasons in Chicago after the Bears selected him at No. 2 overall in the 2017 NFL Draft.
In addition to the Bears, the Broncos, Panthers, Colts, 49ers and Patriots were among the teams pursuing Stafford, according to Rapoport. The Bears faced a tougher task in landing Stafford in a potential trade given they're part of the same division as the Lions. Stafford, who turns 33 on Sunday, threw for 4,084 yards, 26 touchdowns and 10 interceptions in 2020.