The Chicago Bears presently possess the number one overall draft selection in the upcoming 2023 NFL Draft all thanks to the Chicago Bears 3 and 14 record throughout the 2022 - 2023 NFL season, and the Houston Texans winning during week - 18 of the past regular season.
The Chicago Bears are in position to take the best available player, or otherwise trade number one overall NFL draft choice in order to compile substantial draft capital or other players to supplement the Chicago Bears quarterback, Justin Fields.
Fields had an extremely improved 2nd - season in the National Football League, and he looks to continue to develop as one of the best young quarterbacks in the league. According to sources around the NFL the Chicago Bears were, "leaning toward," trading their number 1 overall NFL draft pick this April, but only time will tell.
In the spirit of the upcoming 2023 NFL Draft below is the history of the overall number - 1 NFL draft pick trades since the year of 1967.
2016 - Tennessee Titans to Los Angeles Rams
# 1 Player Picked - QB Jared Goff
The Tennessee Titans received the 2016 1st - round pick (# 15 which was subsequently traded, WR Corey Coleman), 2016 2nd - round pick (# 43, DT Austin Johnson), 2016 2nd - round pick (# 45, RB Derrick Henry), 2016 3rd - round pick (# 76; eventually traded, OT Shon Coleman), 2017 1st - round pick (# 5, WR Corey Davis) as well as the 2017 3rd - round pick (# 100, TE Jonnu Smith)
The Los Angeles Rams got the 2016 # 1 pick in Jared Goff, 2016 4th - round pick (# 113; ultimately traded, LB Nick Kwiatkoski) and the 2016 6th - round pick (# 177, TE Temarrick Hemingway)
2001 - San Diego Chargers to Atlanta Falcons
# 1 Player Picked - QB Michael Vick
The at the time San Diego Chargers picked up WR Tim Dwight, the 2001 1st - round pick (# 5, RB LaDainian Tomlinson), 2021 3rd - round pick (# 67, DB Tay Cody), along with a 2002 2nd - round pick (# 48, WR Reche Caldwell).
The Atlanta Falcons got the 2001 number - 1 overall NFL draft pick in Michael Vick in exchange.
1997 - New York Jets to St. Louis Rams
# 1 Player Picked - OT Orlando Pace
The New York Jets scooped up the 1997 1st - round pick (# 6; who ended up being traded, OT Walter Jones), 1997 3rd - round pick (# 67; eventually traded, OL Dan Neil), 1997 4th - round pick (# 102, DE Terry Day), and 1997 7th - round pick (# 207; subsequently traded, QB Koy Detmer)
The at the time Saint Louis Rams got the 1997 number 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft, Orlando Pace.
1995 - Carolina Panthers to Cincinnati Bengals
# 1 Player Picked - RB Ki - Jana Carter
The Carolina Panthers picked up the 1995 1st - round pick (# 5, QB Kerry Collins) as well as the 1995 2nd - round pick (# 36, DE Shawn King)
The Cincinnati Bengals swiped the 1995 number - 1 overall NFL draft pick in Ki - Jana Carter.
1991 - New England Patriots to Dallas Cowboys
# 1 Player Picked - DT Russell Maryland
The New England Patriots received the1991 1st - round pick (# 11, T Pat Harlow), 1991 2nd - round pick (# 41, DB Jerome Henderson), and three other players including: CB Ron Francis, LB David Howard, LB Eugene Lockhart Jr.
The Dallas Cowboys ultimately got the 1991 overall number 1 pick in Russell Maryland.
1990 - Atlanta Falcons to Indianapolis Colts
# 1 Player Picked - QB Jeff George
The Atlanta Falcons got the OT Chris Hinton, WR Andre Rison, 1990 5th - round pick (# 121, TE Reggie Redding), and 1991 1st - round pick (# 13, WR Mike Pritchard).
The Indianapolis Colts picked up the 1990 number 1 over NFL draft pick in Jeff George as well as a 4th - round pick (# 83, WR Stacey Simmons).
1984 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers to Cincinnati Bengals to New England Patriots
# 1 Player Picked - WR Irving Fryar
During June of 1983 the Cincinnati Bengals traded for the 1984 number 1 pick, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers got the quarterback Jack Thompson in return.
In April of 1984 the New England Patriots acquired the 1984 number 1 overall pick, Irving Fryar in exchange for the Cincinnati Bengals picking up the 1984 1st - round pick (# 16, DE Pete Koch), 1984 1st - round pick (# 28; OL Brian Blados), 10th - round pick (# 265, RB Brent Ziegler), and a 1985 5th - round pick (# 129, DB Lee Davis).
1978 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers to Houston Oilers
# 1 Player Picked - RB Earl Campbell
The Tampa Bay picked up TE Jimmie Giles, 1978 1st - round pick (# 17, QB Doug Williams), 1978 2nd - round pick (# 44, G Brett Moritz), 1979 3rd - round pick (# 78, DE Reggie Lewis), and 1979 5th - round pick (# 133, QB Chuck Fusina).
The Houston Oilers graciously accepted the 1978 number 1 overall draft selection in the great Earl Campbell.
1975 - Baltimore Colts to Atlanta Falcons
# 1 Player Picked - QB Steve Bartkowski
The Baltimore Colts swooped up the 1975 first - round pick (# 3, G Ken Huff) as well as the OL George Kunz.
In exchange the Atlanta Falcons got the 1975 number 1 over pick, Steve Bartkowski.
1974 - Houston Oilers to Dallas Cowboys
# 1 Player Picked - DE Ed Jones
The Houston Oilers acquired the DE Tody Smith and the WR Billy Parks in the trade.
The Dallas Cowboys took in the 1974 number 1 over pick in Ed Jones and the 1974 3rd - round pick (# 53, QB Danny White).
1968 - New York Giants to Minnesota Vikings
# 1 Player Picked - T Ron Yary
The New York Giants picked up the great quarterback, Fran Tarkenton.
The Minnesota Vikings scraped up the 1968 number 1 pick, Ron Yary, the 1967 1st - round pick (# 2, RB Clint Jones), 1967 2nd - round pick (# 28., WR Bob Grim), and 1969 2nd - round pick (# 39, OL Ed White).
1967 - New Orleans Saints to Baltimore Colts
# 1 Player Picked - DT Bubba Smith
The New Orleans Saints acquired the QB Gary Cuozzo in exchange for Smith.
“NFL draft No. 1 overall pick trade history: 12 deals since 1967”, espn.com, Monday, February 27, 2023.