2. Chicago Bears
The Chicago Bears are one of the more intriguing destinations for Barkley.
At first glance, it doesn't look like the Bears need him. They averaged the second-most rushing yards per game and sixth-most yards per attempt this season. Having said that, adding Barkley would take a lot off of QB Justin Fields' plate.
After all, Fields led the Bears with 657 rushing yards, which accounted for 27.4% of the team's output. While there's no denying the signal-caller's effectiveness on the ground, it'd be in Chicago's best interest to beef up to backfield to help prolong Fields' physical peak.
Besides, the three-headed monster of Khalil Herbert, D'Onta Foreman, and Roschon Johnson didn't exactly thrive this season. While each of the trio shined now and then, they turned a combined 322 carries into 1,388 rushing yards and eight TDs. For reference, Barkley nearly outperformed that stat line on his own in 2022 (295-1,312-10).
With Foreman hitting free agency this offseason and Herbert becoming a free agent in 2025, there's a Barkley-sized hole in the Bears' backfield that's waiting to be filled.