Once again, the Chicago Bears seem to be in the middle of trade rumors involving a big-name quarterback. This time, it’s the second overall pick from the 2016 NFL Draft, Carson Wentz.
The Philadelphia Eagles’ quarterback has reached an impasse with his current team, beginning with his benching during the 2020 season in favor of rookie Jalen Hurts. The coach who benched Wentz, Doug Pederson, has since been fired, but the Eagles have still reportedly shopped their quarterback to potential buyers.
That’s where the rumors start swirling around the Bears. According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport and Rob Maaddi of 975 The Fanatic, a Philadelphia sports talk radio station, the trade market for Wentz is beginning to heat up.
Bill Zimmerman and Brandon Robinson of Windy City Gridiron suspect the Bears are in on the aforementioned talks regarding Wentz.
While things are certainly still up in the air, many have speculated that the Bears are an ideal fit for the 28-year-old quarterback.
Bears’ head coach Matt Nagy has always had strong ties to the Eagles organization from his time on Andy Reid’s staff. Current Bears’ quarterback coach John DeFilippo was Wentz’s quarterback coach during the best season of his career in 2017. Wentz threw for 33 touchdowns and 3,296 yards in 11 games that season. Bears’ general manager Ryan Pace has reportedly been high on the quarterback since the 2016 NFL Draft when there was even a rumor Pace attempted to trade up for him.
If trade talks continue to heat up and a bidding war ensues, expect Chicago to be in the conversation.