Report: Bears trade involving Russell Wilson isn't dead yet
|Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 4:40 PM- -|
The Chicago Bears have agreed on a one-year deal on Wednesday worth $10 million to veteran quarterback Andy Dalton.
However, ESPN NFL reporter Adam Schefter believes that the Bears shouldn't give up on the idea of a trade with Russell Wilson.
“I don’t think it’s done, no,” Schefter said on ESPN's Get Up on Wednesday. “I don’t think I’m ready to say, ‘Russell Wilson is a Seahawk, will be a Seahawk.’ I just know how this league operates. They are inclined today not to move him, but I want to see the draft come and go before I’m ready to say that Russell Wilson will be a Seahawk this year.”
The Seahawks were likely not sold on any of the rookie quarterbacks that were attainable for them in the upcoming draft class.
“If you’re moving on from Russell Wilson, you better feel good about the guy you’re replacing him with,” Schefter said. “I don’t think the Seahawks, or many teams, are comfortable entirely, yet, with the quarterbacks in the draft. They love them, they’re excited about them. But are you ready to move on from a quarterback who will one day be in the Hall of Fame for quarterbacks that you’re still doing work on? The Seahawks weren’t at this time."
Bears just couldn't wait any longer on the Seahawks.
“They might be right before the draft," Schefter said. "Not today. The Bears didn’t want to wait, and they felt like the right move was to get Andy Dalton while they could. There were other teams pursuing him as well, so the Bears locked him up with a one-year, $10 million deal. They basically moved on.”
After turning down the Bears "aggressive pursuit" of Russell Wilson, have the Seahawks decided against trading the QB at all?@AdamSchefter: "I don't think it's done, no. I don't think I'm ready to say Russell Wilson is a Seahawk, will be a Seahawk." pic.twitter.com/8tO613zqq3— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) March 17, 2021