Sounds Like a Carson Wentz Trade is on the Horizon - Could it be the Bears?

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Sounds Like a Carson Wentz Trade is on the Horizon – Could it be the Bears?

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Given the frenzy to find a quarterback and the desire to push for a deal before Super Bowl Sunday —as to stay out of the NFL’s cross-hairs — I find myself on high alert when it comes to high-profile trade rumors regarding potential Bears fits.

This tweet made my eyes pop out of my head:

Les Bowen, who covers the Eagles for the Philadelphia Inquirer, hears from a non-Eagles source that a Carson Wentz trade is close. And while Bowen hedges a bit by noting that he isn’t sharing first-hand information, he is clearly given enough to make him feel comfortable pushing that tweet out into the universe. Moreover, that Bowen doesn’t list a team allows for our imaginations to run wild. And seeing that we’re a day removed from Wentz-Bears connections popping up, it’s fair to wonder if the Bears are the mystery team on the other end of the line.

To that end, ESPN’s Eagles reporter Tim McManus lists the Bears as a possible trade destination for Wentz. And he isn’t alone:

McManus writes “the wheels are in motion” after a league source told him that Philly “has already received aggressive offers” in deals for Wentz. From the Eagles’ perspective, the team wants “significant compensation” for packaging the No. 2 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft and for taking on a dead cap hit north of $30 million. Fair enough. But the compensation can’t be ridiculously ludicrous, especially after Wentz led the league with 15 interceptions and posted a career-worst 72.8 passer rating.

The Colts, Panthers, Patriots, and Texans are also deemed as fits by McManus. All of those teams need quarterback help in one way, shape, or form. Some needs are larger than others. And some fits are better. In the end, there’s a real chance that a talented quarterback option could be on the move in the near future. Stay tuned.

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Author: Luis Medina

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