The rumors around the QB carousel are never-ending this offseason and football fans have never been this satisfied amid the drama. It’s been just over 48 hours since reports of Russell Wilson potentially wanting out of Seattle have surfaced. Although no trade has been formally requested, per his agent Mark Rodgers, the only teams Wilson would reportedly go to are the Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, Las Vegas Raiders, Chicago Bears.
Narrowing the landing spots to a mere four teams is certainly specific to Wilson’s liking, however, the 8x pro-bowler has a certain liking towards the city of Chicago…
“If the Bears struck a deal with the Seahawks Russell Wilson would happily accept his walking papers to the Windy City,” Schefter told the Waddle and Silvy Show.
The Bears are yet to find an elite signal-caller and fans have been yearning for a long-term answer at the quarterback position. If the Bears find a way to land the disgruntled quarterback, consider head coach Matt Nagy and general manager Ryan Pace to have their stay in Chicago extended. Meanwhile, their 2017 second overall pick, Mitchell Turbisky will join a pool of quarterbacks that are more likely to see themselves in a backup role in 2021.
Obviously, the asking price for acquiring a player of Wilson’s caliber is far from cheap. In fact, teams around the league believe the asking price for the Super Bowl XLVIII champ will be at least three first-round picks. It would be an interesting deal to take place in order for Seattle to move their franchise quarterback as a Wilson trade would require the Seahawks to take $39 million of dead money onto their cap, however, waiting to process a trade until after June 1 would allow them to push $26 million of it into the 2022 season.
Regardless, there is no denying Wilson would make the Bears an immediate contender if a trade was to go down. On top of that, it could start a chain reaction within the NFC North, putting pressure on Aaron Rodgers and the Packers with a super bowl window only getting smaller.