Bears expected to ‘take their shot’

Bears to ‘take their shot’ at trading for Russell Wilson originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

The Bears keep getting connected to Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and that’s exciting fans.

But he hasn’t explicitly asked for a trade yet.

“I expect the Bears to at least take their shot here,” Jeremy Fowler said on SportsCenter. “A source told me Russell Wilson likes that they have an emerging offensive line, a good solid offensive-minded coach in Matt Nagy, and they have an intriguing market in Chicago.”

We’ve heard the reasons Wilson loves Chicago before, here comes the good stuff.

“I keep hearing from the Seattle side, the Seahawks are not going to deal him. They have nothing in the works. Russell Wilson himself doesn’t expect to be dealt right now, but Wilson is watching the situation closely because he wants more… he wants to see himself better protected, some future plans in place.

“And if he doesn’t feel like he’s getting that in the next weeks or months, he could make this even more difficult, up the ante publicly. So we’ll see, maybe that opens the door for the Bears.”

So a couple takeaways from Fowler’s report…

1. The Bears are going to take their shot

2. Because Russell Wilson hasn’t asked for a trade yet, doesn’t mean he won’t this offseason.

Then he mentioned Alex Smith as a backup plan, and said Mitchell Trubisky returning is less likely.

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