If Russell Wilson is traded, an NFC North franchise might be emerging as the frontrunner to land him.
The superstar quarterback is reportedly unhappy in Seattle. Wilson has reportedly been frustrated by his lack of involvement in the team’s decision making, especially when it comes to the Seahawks offensive strategy.
Wilson reportedly has a list of four preferred trade destinations. The Seahawks have reportedly begun to listen to offers for Wilson, though they’re not believed to be seriously considering a trade – yet, anyway.
“I was told the Seahawks are not ‘shopping’ Russell Wilson,” ESPN’s Dianna Russini tweeted. “But calls made from other teams inquiring have been answered.”
If Wilson is traded, the Chicago Bears might be the frontrunner to land him. The Bears have been mentioned more than any other franchise as of late.
“I expect the Chicago Bears to at least take their shot here because a source told me Russell Wilson likes that they have an emerging offensive line, a good offensive-mind in Matt Nagy, and an intriguing market in Chicago,” ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler said on SportsCenter.
Hit on the Bears’ outlook on @SportsCenter: Why Russell Wilson likes Chicago, how Seattle is handling this, fallback options, Mitch Trubisky’s chances of a return and Allen Robinson. pic.twitter.com/aXv3Fzc03Y
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) March 4, 2021
Pro Football Talk had some more details on Wilson and Chicago:
Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports that the Bears have prioritized trading for Wilson as they make their plans to upgrade at quarterback this offseason.
Bears General Manager Ryan Pace and coach Matt Nagy know their jobs are on the line this year, so they’re surely willing to put together a significant package of players and draft picks to acquire a quarterback like Wilson, who would significantly improve their chances of winning in 2021.
Former Bears lineman Kyle Long hinted that a “splash” move is probably on the way, too.
Something tells me the bears are gonna make a massive splash (in a good way) the fans deserve it
— Kyle (@Ky1eLong) March 4, 2021
A trade for Russell Wilson would certainly qualify as a “massive splash.”
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