The Chicago Bears have Russell Wilson on their mind.
The Bears are in need of a quarterback this offseason and Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reported on Friday that the team has made figuring out a trade for Wilson its top priority.
Wilson has not demanded a trade from Seattle, but his agent has revealed a short list of teams the Seahawks quarterback would accept a trade to and the Bears are on that list.
Biggs pointed toward the pivotal seasons both GM Ryan Pace and head coach Matt Nagy face in 2021 and making a splash for someone like Wilson is the type of move that could help them secure their jobs.
Former Bears offensive lineman Kyle Long, who says he has no inside info, made similar points on Friday when he joined 670 The Score’s “Parkins & Spiegel Show.”
“It’s a quarterback-driven league, and I think Ryan understands that,” Long said. “I think Matt understands that IU think they will stop at nothing to make sure they bring in a guy who they think will catapult them to the playoffs year in and year out.”
Mitchell Trubisky has been the Bears’ quarterback since they drafted him with the second overall pick in 2017, but despite making the playoffs this past season, he is set to become an unrestricted free agent.
While the Seahawks have not indicated they plan to trade Wilson, the Bears would likely need to put together quite a haul to land the star quarterabck in a trade, which will likely include multiple first-round picks.
But with a Super Bowl champion, franchise quarterback in Wilson and a GM and head coach looking to secure their jobs, anything certainly seems to be on the table.