Bears Reportedly Offered Seahawks a Massive Package for Russell Wilson
The Bears desperately want to find a franchise quarterback.
And apparently, before signing Andy Dalton to a $10 million deal, Chicago took a big swing for the Seahawks' Russell Wilson.
On Wednesday's "The Dan Patrick Show," Dan Patrick reported that the Bears came with a strong offer for the disgruntled eight-time Pro Bowl passer.
About an hour ago DP was told that the #Bears offered Seattle the following for Russell Wilson:— Dan Patrick Show (@dpshow) March 17, 2021
-Three 1st Round picks
-a 3rd Round pick
-2 starters (Was not told who those starters were) pic.twitter.com/lOgH2ZuLVC
You heard that right. The Bears offered three first-round picks, one third-round pick and two anonymous starters. But clearly, it was hardly a Godfather offer as the Bears would surrender multiple selections presumably in the 20s or 30s which makes it nearly impossible for the Seahawks to find Wilson's replacement. Unless the franchise made a move for, say, Sam Darnold.
After reeling in Dalton, the Bears appeared to wave the white flag on a potential Wilson acquisition... for now.
While the quarterback carousel is still operating, there aren't many empty openings left. But that wouldn't stop plenty of teams from acquiring Wilson.
Unless the Seahawks receive an offer that makes it worth giving up their franchise signal-caller and taking a massive dead cap hit then Wilson will be a Seahawk for at least another year.
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