Bear down — and out.
The Bears have been hot after quarterbacks this offseason, as they were in on Carson Wentz and have reached out to both the Seahawks and Texans for Russell Wilson and Deshaun Watson, respectively.
According to Dan Patrick, the Bears made an all-world offer for Wilson, willing to part with three first-round picks, a third-rounder and two starting players for the Pro Bowl QB, but the Seahawks don’t seem open to moving him.
About an hour ago DP was told that the #Bears offered Seattle the following for Russell Wilson:
-Three 1st Round picks
-a 3rd Round pick
-2 starters (Was not told who those starters were) pic.twitter.com/lOgH2ZuLVC
— Dan Patrick Show (@dpshow) March 17, 2021
Patrick said that he did not have names of the players offered in the deal, but that they were starting-caliber players. Patrick’s report seemingly corroborates a prior report that the price tag for Wilson started at three first-round picks.
According to Patrick, the decision ultimately falls into the hands of head coach Pete Carroll, with whom Wilson has reportedly developed a rift. Patrick said that the Seahawks considered the trade.
With Chicago coming to an agreement with quarterback Andy Dalton on Tuesday, it seems as though the Bears are moving forward with a QB room of Dalton and Nick Foles heading into 2021.
The search continues …