If the Chicago Bears cut Jimmy Graham, Russell Wilson will not be coming
This one might seem a bit strange, but Jimmy Graham is a big reason why Russell Wilson likely has the Chicago Bears on his list of teams he’d be willing to waive his no-trade clause for. Graham and Wilson are very good friends. In fact, Wilson did not want Graham to go anywhere after he spent three seasons with the Seahawks in 2015, 2016 and 2017.
The Seahawks did not listen to Wilson’s request back in 2018, and it appears that the team does not take anything Wilson says into consideration and this is why we are even at this crossroads when it comes to trade rumors.
Should the Chicago Bears cut Jimmy Graham in an effort to save $7 million dollars in salary cap space, then the Bears likely were told a firm no by Seattle in regards to trading Russell Wilson. Now, if the team were to “release” Graham and re-sign him, or Graham just agrees to a lesser salary in 2021, then lookout. This to me is saying that Graham wants to stay in order to play with Russell Wilson again. This would also point to Russell Wilson likely being traded to the Bears.
Some of these clues are sure indicators of what will happen regarding Russell Wilson, but even if the team does not sign certain free agents early on in free agency, that does not necessarily mean Wilson is being traded. Chicago Bears fans will be on the edge of their seats though as this process goes down. Should Russell Wilson not end up playing for the Chicago Bears in 2021, plenty of fans are going to be severely disappointed unless the 2021 NFL Draft goes well.