It began with Wilson being unhappy with being hit so often in Seattle. That led to the Seahawks being less than thrilled with Wilson’s public comments.
More recently, reports have come out stating Wilson wishes the organization would allow him more input in terms of organizational moves.
Now, it has come to this.
The Seattle Seahawks are actually answering the phone, and listening, in regards to a Wilson trade. To a Seahawks fan, this may have escalated far too quickly and seems unbelievable. Quite frankly, most would agree that Seattle would be absolutely crazy to trade their starting quarterback.
But, here we are.
Russell Wilson seems excited to play for the Chicago Bears
On the same day, we learned Seattle was answering phone calls on Russell Wilson, there was also a report coming out stating that he likes Chicago.
Not only does Wilson like Chicago, but he likes the offensive-minded head coach the Chicago Bears have in Matt Nagy. Some fans may snicker a bit, but let’s not forget what Nagy was able to do with a great quarterback in Kansas City.
The report took it a step further, though, saying Wilson reportedly likes the Chicago Bears’ improving offensive line.
Now, if you would have said Russell Wilson was a fan of the Bears’ offensive line in the middle of last season, most fans would have laughed hysterically. The fact of the matter is, Chicago’s offensive line was in shambles midway through the season in 2020.
But, as the second half wound down, the Chicago Bears found their groove specifically on the inside of the line. Guys like Sam Mustipher and Alex Bars stepped up and played well. The run game was much-improved, too, with David Montgomery finishing as the league’s sixth-leading rusher.
So, we have a report stating the Seahawks are answering phone calls on Russell Wilson. We have another report stating that Wilson likes Chicago and what they have going on. In addition, a former player had some interesting words about the situation.
Kyle Long took to Twitter yesterday and said this:
"”Something tells me the bears are gonna make a massive splash (in a good way) the fans deserve it”"
An interesting wrinkle to that tweet came with one of the first replies. It was from CBS NFL insider Jason La Canfora, who replied with a simple GIF of Wilson.
After all of that, Jeremy Fowler tweeted that the Bears are looking at “multiple potential contract restructures.” This, of course, is for cap purposes according to Fowler. He named Eddie Jackson and Cody Whitehair as the top candidates for restructures, clearing cap space before the new league year began.
It cannot be a coincidence that Fowler’s report came on a day with all of the other smoke coming from Seattle. Sometimes in the NFL, we see or hear one particular report and get excited. Thursday, there were multiple wrinkles added to the situation.
Remember: where there’s smoke, there’s usually fire.