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What some might have thought as impossible and just a pipe dream may soon happen, as the Chicago Bears eye Russell Wilson in a trade.
A couple of months ago, there was no way the Seattle Seahawks would ever consider trading Wilson. Mentioning such an idea might get you virtually stoned on social media. Why would the Seahawks trade a quarterback who has never missed a game in nine years and led them to two Super Bowls?
Wilson is easily a top-5 quarterback in the NFL and arguably a top-3 passer. Still, we live in a reality that sees the Seahawks fielding calls for their Pro Bowl quarterback. It still seems surreal.
The Bears were even one of four teams mentioned by Wilson in his preferred destinations, should he be traded.
For the past week, the steam has picked up. Rumors and reports are flying around and catching on like wildfire. Bears fans are eating it all up, as they should be. This franchise has been starved of a quarterback like Wilson for their entire history. Never have they seen a talent like Wilson under center. This would be a truly historic move.
If the Bears were able to land Wilson, they’d likely give up this year’s first rounder accompanied by a major haul for the Seahawks including future picks and players. With that in mind, Chicago would be looking to further surround Wilson with the right pieces in later rounds.
Luckily, there are some highly talented players who would fit in well with the Bears and Wilson under center. These guys can also be found later than Round1, and maybe even further down in the draft.