Over the course of the past week, rumors and reports have been coming out multiple times daily in regards to Russell Wilson being traded to the Chicago Bears.
It’s gotten to the point where a trade would surprise no one, yet just a couple of months ago the thought of Seattle trading Wilson would have sounded completely absurd. Now, though, it’s not such a crazy idea.
Several opinions on the matter include the notion that Seattle and Wilson are too far gone in their relationship, leading many to believe a trade will ultimately happen. The only question is, when?
Colin Cowherd made headlines on Friday when he went on a bit of a tangent detailing the Bears trading five first-round picks to the Seahawks in exchange for Wilson. The problem with Cowherd’s thought process, though, is the fact that teams can only trade picks up to three years in advance.
“I’m told the Chicago Bears are trying to make a move on Russell Wilson and trying to create a move that is so good Seattle can’t say no.”
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) March 12, 2021
The Chicago Bears couldn’t possibly trade five of their own picks, but some help could be on the way.
The caveat with that rule is when a team is trading during the draft itself, in which the Bears could then trade this year’s picks and the next three draft’s after — which could then be up to four first-round picks.
But, if we’re actually going to believe Wilson could be worth up to five first rounders, then the Bears would somehow need to get another team involved.
To Cowherd’s point, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll does like Sam Darnold. So, maybe the New York Jets can get involved in a three-team trade.
The Jets have multiple first-round picks this year, including the second overall selection. That pick should end up being used on a franchise quarterback like Justin Fields or Zach Wilson, allowing them the freedom to trade Darnold.
The thought that Seattle will need a quarterback in return has me thinking Darnold could get involved, and the Jets also getting some kind of compensation. One of the following blockbusters should satisfy all three teams with their main, overall concern.