‘Russell Wilson is Watching Closely’- Chicago Bears Tipped for Potential Trade Deal

Published 03/05/2021, 1:24 PM EST
Sep 20, 2020; Seattle, Washington, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) throws a touchdown pass against the New England Patriots during the first quarter at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports


The Russell Wilson-led Seattle Seahawks finished their 2020 NFL regular season with a 12-4 record. They won the NFC West and booked a spot in the Wild Card Round.

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However, their campaign came to an abrupt halt as they suffered a shock 20-30 loss to divisional rivals Los Angeles Rams earlier this year.

Nov 8, 2020; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) passes the ball against the Buffalo Bills during the first quarter at Bills Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

But Wilson put in decent numbers yet again. He threw for 4,200+ yards with 40+ passing touchdowns. At 32, the veteran quarterback is at the peak of his career and he shows no signs of declining anytime soon.

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However, he is reportedly unhappy in Seattle due to the fact that he has no say in the way coach Pete Carroll operates the offense.

Can the Seahawks manage to hold on to their prized asset as teams circle for potential trade deals?

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On the latest installment of ESPN’s SportsCenter, popular analyst Jeremy Fowler weighed in on Russell Wilson and the rumors linking him with a potential move to NFC North big boys, Chicago Bears.

He said, “I expect the Chicago Bears to at least take their shot here. A source told me Russell Wilson likes that they have an emerging offensive line, a good solid offensive-minded coach in Matt Nagy, and they have an intriguing market in Chicago.

“I keep hearing from the Seattle side, the Seahawks are not going to deal him. They have nothing in the works. Russell Wilson himself doesn’t expect to be dealt right now, but Wilson is watching the situation closely because he wants more… he wants to see himself better protected, some future plans in place.

Dec 13, 2020; Seattle, Washington, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) celebrates with wide receiver DK Metcalf (14) following a second quarter touchdown pass against the New York Jets at Lumen Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

“And if he doesn’t feel like he’s getting that in the next weeks or months, he could make this even more difficult, up the ante publicly. So we’ll see, maybe that opens the door for the Bears,” Fowler said on the show.

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Apart from Matt Nagy and Co, the other teams being linked with an interest in Wilson include the likes of Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, and even Jon Gruden’s Las Vegas Raiders.

Wilson is a revered figure in Emerald City. He will not do anything to tarnish his legacy in Seattle, so we don’t expect him to force through a move this summer. But stranger things have happened in the NFL recently. Watch this space for more.

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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