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Russell Wilson Would ‘Happily’ Accept Trade To Bears

It seems unlikely that the Seattle Seahawks would actually trade quarterback Russell Wilson. But if they did, he’d be just fine with a trade to the Chicago Bears.

At least, that’s the word from noted NFL insider Adam Schefter of ESPN.

“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.

Wilson has been among the many QBs mentioned on the trade-rumor mill this offseason, joining the likes of Deshaun Watson of the Houston Texans, Jimmy Garoppolo of the San Francisco 49ers, Sam Darnold of the New York Jets and a few others.

Some have even been traded already, including Matthew Stafford (from Detroit Lions to the Los Angeles Rams), Jared Goff (from Rams to Lions) and Carson Wentz (from Philadelphia Eagles to Indianapolis Colts). A few may also retire, such as the New Orleans Saints’ Drew Brees.

Anyway, Wilson’s name is being mentioned because he and the Seahawks have had an awkward offseason, with Wilson telling Dan Patrick on The Dan Patrick Show that he doesn’t know if the team is looking to trade him. He said that would be a question for the Seahawks, and Seahawks management was reportedly unhappy with that answer.

Granted, that’s not a reason to trade a franchise QB, but the media isn’t going to let this die. This is the Year of the Moving Quarterback, so nothing is out of the question — not even the idea of Wilson playing for the Bears.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico is the assistant managing editor-newsdesk at OutKick. He is also the co-founder and senior writer at Hoopswire.com, and has covered the NBA for nearly 20 years, including his time at Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and CBS Sports. A native of Akron, Ohio, his writing career began in Wyoming.

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  1. I can’t imagine why Wilson would want to go to the Bears. The Saints are a playoff team. The Cowboys overpay players. The Raiders have a new stadium and are in Vegas. The Bears have a moron for a head coach, a worse offensive line, and aren’t exactly stacked with offensive weapons. What am I missing?

  2. He’s a great QB who had a fantastic start, 2 Super Bowls. Since then, he’s just racking up 4th quarter comeback stats. He, like so many before him, took the big money and the team had to sell off to pay him. Now he’s hoping to find some place to finish with another shot at a title. But the Bears? Maybe he just wants a new fan base to not be tired of him yet.

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