Chicago Bears: Eli Manning rumors quickly come to an end

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Rumors can be dangerous. They spread like a wildfire. It seems that a rumor circulated last night that Eli Manning was having dinner with the Chicago Bears.

Alright, here is the thing. Thinking that Eli Manning is coming out of retirement to come to play for the Chicago Bears is just plain wrong. Could he beat out Mitchell Trubisky as the Bears starter? Maybe. Doubtful, but maybe.

Rumors are dangerous and they can spread faster than a wildfire in California. We need to be careful with what we share and even what we believe. If it is on the internet, it has to be true right? Come on, let us have some common sense here.

Cole Wright of Sirius XM NFL reported last night that Eli Manning was in Chicago having dinner at Oriole with the Chicago Bears. Many others took this tweet and ran with it like crazy. Chicago Bears Twitter went nuts for about eight hours. Some wanting it to be true, most hating on the idea. Then this morning the rumors came to a screeching halt.

Adam Jahns reported this morning that the rumor was false. The Bears did not have a meeting with Eli Manning and well, my guess is most of us are happy to hear this report to be nothing more than offseason fodder.

Manning has had a solid career. He is known as the Patriots killer in many circles as the Giants put a stop to a perfect 19-0 season. Manning was not a bad quarterback but he also was not his brother. Bringing him into Chicago at this point with the other quarterback options likely becoming available via free agency or trade would make little to no sense. Not to mention, Manning was destroyed by the New York media. Do you think he wants to deal with the Chicago market next?

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Manning will be 39 this year and has honestly struggled since his 2016 season. Would you want him brought in to compete for the starting job against Mitchell Trubisky or would you prefer the Bears look elsewhere this offseason? Let us know in the comments.