Lately, there’s been bubbling talks and rumors about Russell Wilson that would leave me to describe him as being disgruntled. At a minimum, it seems, he’s displeased with how things are going in Seattle and would like some more say moving forward.
All that is to say, while he hasn’t outrightly demanded a trade just yet, it certainly feels like we’re traveling on that path. And to that end, ESPN’s Adam Schefter has thrown the Bears a life raft:
Seahawks’ QB Russell Wilson has not demanded a trade, his agent Mark Rodgers told ESPN. Wilson has told the Seahawks he wants to play in Seattle but, if a trade were considered, the only teams he would go to are the Cowboys, Saints, Raiders, Bears.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 25, 2021
And on the heels of Wilson’s camp reportedly speaking with the Seahawks about trade destinations, this is bold.
Wilson, 32, is the quarterback of the Bears’ dreams. And while trading for him feels like a long shot, the Bears are right there on his very short-list of teams for which he’d waive his no-trade clause. It’s eye-opening. Moreover, check out the other teams on Wilson’s list and you’ll see how the Bears figure to benefit from this in one way or another.
Dallas has Dak Prescott about to take the Franchise Tag for a second straight offseason. Unless, of course, they would let him hit the market to acquire Wilson. Las Vegas has Derek Carr in house. And while there was some buzz that the Bears could be in play for Carr if the Raiders traded for Deshaun Watson, maybe it’s acquiring Wilson that pushes Carr onto the market. New Orleans doesn’t have a quarterback right now. However, what the Saints *DO* have is a salary cap hell.
I don’t know how the Bears can pull off a trade for Russell Wilson. But in an offseason in which they’ve insisted they’ll take a much-needed big swing to fix the position, Wilson certainly qualifies. And now that we have Chicago’s football team on a short-list, we can expand on that conversation.
And if you’re wondering why the Bears would be so lucky to find themselves on this list, outside of the fact that Chicago is a wonderful city, here’s one theory that doesn’t seem wrong:
Folks will question why the Bears are on here, but this morning's story emphasized how much he cares about his legacy
Becoming the best QB in Bears history before his flight leaves from the Seattle airport certainly would help. He could shatter every record in like 4 seasons https://t.co/Tk9vIvd2iQ
— Brad Spielberger (@PFF_Brad) February 25, 2021
More in the coming days, I’m sure. Russell Wilson Watch is on?
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