Although the Chicago Bears have closed their offer to trade for quarterback Russell Wilson for the Seattle Seahawks, the discussion about the Wilson trade has not subsided. In fact, it seems to be gaining new momentum.
Multiple reports from the likes of ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Jeff Darlington and Dianna Russini indicate that Wilson’s tenure in Seattle is not a close deal and that a trade closer to the NFL draft could be made. Add to that the Bears are yet to give up their hopes of landing Wilson, and it’s enough to drive this poor Bears fan base crazy.
Chicago’s original offer – three first-round picks, one third, and two players, who many assume to be cornerback Kyle Fuller and defensive tackle Akiem Hicks – wasn’t enough for Seattle. But that had more to do with the fact that the Bears couldn’t offer a replacement for Wilson.
Friday morning ESPN Stand up shared a new trade proposal from Mike Tannenbaum that favors the Bears but also gives the Seahawks what they want: a quarterback.
- Bears Get: QB Russell Wilson
- Seahawks get: QB Sam Darnold, 2021 and 2022 first-round picks (from Chicago) and LB Roquan Smith
- Jets get: Chicago’s 2022 second-round pick
1. Are we doing this again?
2. Two-1, one 2, Roquan, and that’s it? !! ????? Done. pic.twitter.com/hZfup607BC
– Joe Ostrowski (@ JoeO670) March 26, 2021
The Bears were aggressive in their search for Wilson before finally signing veteran quarterback Andy Dalton to a one-year deal worth $ 10 million, but that was after the Seahawks made it clear they weren’t trading Wilson. at this time.
This hypothetical trade offer from Tannenbaum is much better than what Chicago has already offered Seattle, mainly because it costs one less first-round pick.
While losing Smith would be a huge loss for the Bears, along with two first rounds and one second rounder, it’s a small price to pay to land the team’s first franchise quarterback since Sid Luckman.
Obviously, this is all hypothetical at this point. But as the NFL draft draws closer, we could soon find out how committed the Seahawks are to Wilson and if, by far, Chicago could surprise everyone and really cut a deal.