The Bears Never Even Made an Offer for Carson Wentz

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The Bears Never Even Made an Offer for Carson Wentz

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The Carson Wentz saga is over: He’s going to the Colts.

Not only that, it sure sounds like the Bears weren’t as involved as previously thought:

The Bears went from being a front-runner pushing hardest to get Wentz to stalking the horse all along? That’s curious.

Seeing reports surface doubting the Bears’ interest in the first place is rather convenient, to say the least. Then again, it’s not all that surprising. Not after negotiations through the media became a thing, a wild reported offer from the Bears was thrown into the fray, Indy’s offer was publicly leaked, and Dave Wannstedt shared perspective from Philly friends a belief that Wentz was Bears bound. So much of the Bears reported interest was centralized to the point where, the longer it dragged on, the less likely it felt as if Wentz would be a Bear.

To be clear, I won’t doubt the Bears had an interest in trading for Wentz. However, reading the situation through to its conclusion has me landing on the idea that Wentz’s preference to go to Indy played a role in this. As did the Bears’ insistence on not overpaying for a player who didn’t necessarily want to come in the first place. I wonder if the Eagles are pleased with the type of return they netted while using the Bears as leverage. Oh, well. All’s well that ends well. Onward.

Author: Luis Medina

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