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OPINION: The Bears Should Do Whatever It Takes to Land Russell Wilson

The Bears are rumored to be in on Russell Wilson. They should do everything possible to make that rumor a reality.

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More news continues to surface in the unexpected fallout between Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks.

As rumors picked up traction over the last 24 hours, many have reported the Bears are ‘taking a shot’ at Wilson. As many remember, it’s been just a week since ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Wilson had not asked for a trade, but would accept a trade to four different teams.

The Bears were one of those teams. Many Bears fans couldn’t help but feel like that report was an all-time franchise achievement.

Fast forward seven days and more details have been reported. Russell Wilson, apparently, likes the Bears offensive line.

ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler points out the Seahawks aren’t preparing to trade Wilson anytime soon, and Wilson doesn’t expect to be traded either. All in all, it sounds like speculation for Bears fans with disappointment in the rearview mirror, but that is yet to be seen.

Wilson likes the Bears ’emerging’ offensive line and the ‘intriguing’ market Chicago presents. There are many things wrong with the Bears as I type this piece, and the offensive line is one that ranks as one of the biggest problems Bears fans unfortunately had to live through last season.

A big part of that problem was Rashaad Coward, who the Bears reportedly let go of on Thursday. The offensive line improved as the season progressed, largely because Mitch Trubisky and his mobility returned to the starting role.

With potential contract restructures, it might favor this possible Wilson trade and an Allen Robinson contract. Enduring the Robinson contract extension saga has not been fun in Chicago, and the matter has been a hot talking point for sports radio stations everywhere. The Bears have so many questions, and while the offseason is young, from the outside looking in, we’re just not sure what direction the franchise is going to choose.

With every passing day it seems the Bears will franchise tag Robinson and possibly trade him after. Again, we’ll wait and see but with the Bears quarterback situation, it’s hard to tell what Ryan Pace is going to do.

Players such as Tarik Cohen, and most notably Cordarrelle Patterson, have been outspoken about getting a deal done with the star wide receiver.

Aside from the Bears problems, per Dov Kleiman, Wilson and Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll also seem to not see eye to eye.

With all this said, Wilson is the only quarterback in history to be a part of nine straight winning seasons to start a career.

Pace has used first round picks on Kevin White, Leonard Floyd, and Mitch Trubisky in the past. If I’m the GM of the Bears, I’m doing everything I can to put Wilson in a Bears uniform.

I understand first round draft picks are important, but elite quarterback talent is hard to find. Wilson, pending the draft capitol and other rostered players the Bears would likely have to move, would put the Bears in a winning direction.

Get it done, Pace.

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1 year ago

It’s laughable that you consider this a possibility when it makes basically no sense for the Seahawks. Russ is worth ~4 first round picks, presumably including at least one top 10 pick. The only incentive they have to trade him would be for cap reasons, and the Bears are woefully incompatible with that criteria.

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