After word got out that Russell Wilson would have waived his no-trade clause with the Seattle Seahawks to play for the Chicago Bears, general manager Ryan Pace worked the phones and did everything in his power to acquire the one-time Super Bowl champion.
However, in typical Bears fashion, Chicago struck out with Seattle in Russell Wilson trade talks and made a disastrous $10 million move.
The Seahawks told the Bears they are not trading Russell Wilson
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Bears made “a very aggressive pursuit” of Russell Wilson. Seattle is not trading Wilson at this time.
The Bears were one of four teams Wilson’s agent named as a place of interest. The superstar quarterback hasn’t requested a trade from the Seahawks despite rumors going around that he’s not happy in Seattle. Bears fans were praying that Ryan Pace could acquire Wilson, but the Seahawks said no several times.
As has been the case for years, the Bears are a quarterback away from being a Super Bowl contender. Mitchell Trubisky is a free agent, and no one expects him to re-sign with the Bears. Meanwhile, Nick Foles isn’t mobile enough to flourish in Matt Nagy’s offense.
Russell Wilson would have been the perfect quarterback to lead the Bears to the promised land. Unfortunately, Chicago fans will have to deal with the team’s massive $10 million blunder instead of watching Wilson.
The Bears signed NFL veteran Andy Dalton
The Bears signed Andy Dalton to a one-year, $10 million contract after failing to acquire Russell Wilson. He will be the starting quarterback in 2021.
This is a terrible move by Chicago. Dalton is no longer a starting-caliber quarterback in the NFL. He appeared in 11 games last season with the Dallas Cowboys and went 4-5 while throwing for 2,170 yards and 14 touchdowns.
People who have been following the Bears for years aren’t surprised by the Dalton signing since the franchise has never gotten the QB position right. Ryan Pace has also proven to be a terrible quarterback evaluator. He drafted Mitchell Trubisky over Deshaun Watson in 2017, signed Mike Glennon and Chase Daniel, and traded for Nick Foles.
Andy Dalton used to be a star when he was on the Cincinnati Bengals. However, he’s washed up now and won’t help the Bears dethrone Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers in the NFC North.
Ryan Pace and Matt Nagy should be fired
Ryan Pace and Matt Nagy should have been fired after the 2020 NFL season. However, the Bears brought both men back for 2021.
Chicago isn’t going to make any noise with Andy Dalton under center. With that said, Pace and Nagy should be fired after the 2021 season concludes. Pace made the monumental mistake of drafting Mitchell Trubisky over Deshaun Watson, and Nagy isn’t as gifted of a play-caller as he thinks he is.
2021 will be the same old story for the Bears. The defense will play really well, and the offense will stink up the joint.
Chicago fans prayed for Russell Wilson. They got Andy Dalton instead.