Robinson's Teasing Tweets, Watson and Stafford, Living in the Impulse Zone, and Other Bears Bullets

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Robinson’s Teasing Tweets, Watson and Stafford, Living in the Impulse Zone, and Other Bears Bullets

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•   Deshaun Watson wants OUT of Houston. So here we are, four years after the Bears should’ve drafted Watson with the third overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, discussing the opportunity to trade multiple first-round picks (and possibly more) to trade for him. I knew Watson was a good college quarterback and a superb prospect at the time. But I didn’t know Watson’s “you’re gonna have to live with the consequences that come with it” statement for a team that picked Mitchell Trubisky over him would turn out to be prophetic.

•   Shortly after Watson’s trade request was relayed publicly, Bears receiver/free-agent-to-be Allen Robinson made some tweets:

•   I don’t know how I’m supposed to read any of this, so I’ll just conclude that Robinson wants Watson throwing him footballs in Chicago in 2021 and beyond. Yep. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

•   To be clear, trading for Watson is gonna be a long shot. I expect more than half the league to be rumored as interested. And on top of that, I figure teams at the top of the draft like the Jets and Dolphins will come off as the hottest landing spots because they have more to give. For what it’s worth, that’s true. But in the NFL, logical doesn’t happen enough. Professional football teams are run by the most impulsive, reactionary people in the country. And because it’s taken the most illogical and unexpected timeline of events to unfold just to get thot his point, I don’t understand why now is the time to start thinking logically. The NFL doesn’t do sensible. These people live in the impulse zone. So when talking about a Watson trade, we need to get into that mindset. Otherwise, what are we even talking about?

•   Throwing this out there: I think the Matthew Stafford sweepstakes will be determined before we get to the conclusion of the Watson saga. That’s because I believe teams will want to set the market with Stafford, rather than have to work off the Watson deal. So if you’re a Bears fan hoping for Watson, or even one wanting Chicago’s swing to be in a trade-up in theDraft, you should be rooting for a Stafford trade to go down before a Watson deal. Over at NBC Sports Chicago, Alex Shapiro offers up 10 teams whose potential interest in trading for Stafford could impact future Bears pursuits.

•   For your listening (and viewing) pleasure:

•   An open competition between the first overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft and a guy who spent time in the AAF is a reminder that you can’t script professional football:

•   I’m just saying that the Bears could use someone with Mike Pettine’s résumé on their defensive staff:

•   This comparison should be viewed as an honor:

•   The promos for the Super Bowl are gonna be huge if you’ve been waiting to get in:



Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.