REPORT: Bears “Made A Very Aggressive Pursuit” Of Russell Wilson Before Signing Andy Dalton

The Chicago Bears tried.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the NFC North team made “a very aggressive pursuit” in trade talks with the Seattle Seahawks regarding Russell Wilson. However, Seattle made it clear that it was not trading Wilson:

The update comes after Schefter reported the Bears and Andy Dalton agreed to terms on a one-year deal.

It shouldn’t surprise anyone that Chicago was heavily involved in discussions involving Wilson. After all, the franchise has been starving for a franchise quarterback since the departure of Jim McMahon. Back in February, a report surfaced that an “unhappy” Wilson would accept a trade to the Chicago Bears.