Are the Seahawks Waiting for the Bears to Make a "Bigger Offer"?

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Are the Seahawks Waiting for the Bears to Make a “Bigger Offer”?

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The Bears started the month reportedly prioritizing a run at acquiring Russell Willson. And as recently as Sunday, ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler chimed in saying: “the expectation league-wide is that Chicago is going to try to take a big swing to try to get Russell.” But to this point, it obviously hasn’t happened.

In fact, it doesn’t even sound like they’ve put their best offer on the table:

https://twitter.com/MikeSilver/status/1371519407793577988

It’s telling that the Seahawks haven’t slammed the door on this, despite given every opportunity to do so. And it’s equally as telling that the Bears haven’t blown away the Seahawks with an offer to this point. Given the Bears’ need at the position and Wilson’s stature, there should be no price that deemed to be too much to pay to upgrade the most important position on the team.

Maybe Bears GM Ryan Pace pulled up with a middle-tier offer to gauge interest in how serious trade discussions could get. But Silver is quite adamant here that conversations are happening. Not this stuff about taking in an offer while not reciprocating, as has been discussed earlier (and since reiterated).

In the end, the Seahawks have done nothing to close the door. And with that being the case, there remains a non-zero chance the Bears can slip through the cracks and make something special happen.

But in order to do so, it’s evident they’ll need to step their game up.



Author: Luis Medina

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