Bears offered Seahawks package including three first-round picks for Russell Wilson, per report

Nate Davis

We apparently now have an idea of what it might take to pry Russell Wilson out of Seattle.

The Chicago Bears, rumored to be hotly pursuing Wilson in recent weeks ever since ESPN reported that the Windy City was a destination for which he'd waive his no-trade clause, evidently floated quite the bounty.

Per sports radio host Dan Patrick, the Bears offered three first-round picks, a third-rounder and two players ... but the Seahawks didn't budge.

Chicago, desperate for a solution under center amid the failings of free agent Mitchell Trubisky and Nick Foles, moved on Tuesday and struck a one-year deal with veteran passer Andy Dalton.

Apparently, Seahawks QB Russell Wilson (3) won't be wearing Bears colors any time soon.

However the Bears' failure to pry Wilson loose may not necessarily mean he can't be had given his recently expressed displeasure about his situation in the Pacific Northwest. But Chicago, which picks 20th in the first round, just wasn't likely to provide Seattle an opportunity to reboot at quarterback in the near- or long-term. 

And even if the organization ultimately deems a divorce from Wilson is best, part of the Seahawks' calculus will be a $39 million charge accelerated onto their cap as a result of any prospective swap. 

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However there may still be an opportunity for clubs like the New York Jets and Miami Dolphins – both have multiple first-round picks in 2021, including top-three selections, and young quarterbacks to offer.

So stay tuned. Wilson uttering "Go Jets" or "Go Fins" or something else may still be a possibility.


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