Russell Wilson ‘would happily’ accept trade to Bears

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The Chicago Bears aren’t a franchise known for great, or even solid, quarterback play. So when there’s a rumor that one of the NFL’s star quarterbacks would consider a trade to Chicago — even if it’s not likely going to happen — it’s an exciting thought.

While Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson hasn’t formally requested a trade, that hasn’t stopped speculation from running rampant. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Wilson “would happily” accept a trade to the Bears.

“If the Bears struck a deal with the Seahawks Russell Wilson would happily accept his walking papers to the Windy City,” Schefter told the Waddle and Silvy Show.

With general manager Ryan Pace and head coach Matt Nagy’s jobs on the line in 2021, Chicago has been quite active in the quarterback market this offseason. Pace and Nagy aren’t likely to bank their futures on Mitchell Trubisky or Nick Foles, which is why they’ve been involved in the quarterback discussion.

But with Matthew Stafford and Carson Wentz dealt to new teams, the Bears are running out of options at quarterback. It doesn’t help that they have the 20th overall pick in the NFL draft, which doesn’t put them in a good position to land a top-tier quarterback prospect.

While Chicago isn’t exactly the most attractive destination given the uncertain futures of Pace and Nagy, they do have the allure of a dominant defense and some young offensive playmakers.

“(Wilson) has the Bears on his list of teams that he would be willing to go to. I don’t know why that is,” Schefter said. “Obviously he’s not happy with the offensive line protection in Seattle, he’s not happy with the way some of the things have been done there, but he is open to going to Chicago.

“I didn’t help him make the list, so I can’t say why the Bears are on it and other teams aren’t. I just know that they are.”

It doesn’t matter why Wilson has Chicago on his list, all that matters is that they are one of four teams on the list. Now, Pace, make it happen.

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