REPORT: Chicago Bears Are Preparing To Make A Run At Russell Wilson

Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks seem to be headed towards a divorce as the star quarterback and the organization are at odds over the amount of power Wilson should have in personnel decisions and play calling and while Wilson hasn’t requested a trade, he has made it public that about which teams he’s willing to be traded to.

The Chicago Bears are one of them and according to a report in the Chicago Tribune, the Bears “have prioritized making a run” at Wilson.

Per the report:

The thinking among multiple sources is the Bears have prioritized making a run at Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. His agent included the team on a list of four clubs Wilson would approve a trade to, although it hasn’t yet reached the point where he’s asked out. Two of the other three teams on Wilson’s list probably can be ruled out. The New Orleans Saints are mired in salary-cap hell and the Dallas Cowboys are expected to keep Dak Prescott. The fourth is the Las Vegas Raiders, and they’ve showed strong public support for Derek Carr.

The question would be about what the Bears would have to give up in order to get Wilson. After making the playoffs at 8-8 in 2020, they ended up with the No. 20 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.