Chicago Bears: Who and what to believe regarding Russell Wilson rumors

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The Chicago Bears fanbase was on cloud nine for a few weeks after Russell Wilson’s agent made it known that Wilson, although still wanted to play for Seattle, was willing to waive his no-trade clause for four teams — Saints, Cowboys, Raiders and the Bears.

For the first few days, everyone was on edge, waiting and refreshing to see if the news would break about Russell Wilson being traded. Dak Prescott locked into a long-term deal with the Cowboys and instantly the list was down to three. The Raiders were never really in on the rumor talk, but once it was known that Derek Carr was staying, it was then down to only two teams.

Both the Chicago Bears and New Orleans Saints were in a mess regarding the salary cap, but the Saints were far worse off. The Saints locked in Jameis Winston and extended Taysom Hill. It did not appear that Sean Payton was interested at all in Russell Wilson. This left Chicago Bears fans clamoring and salivating at the idea of the Bears somehow landing Russell Wilson in a trade.

Reports have come out that Ryan Pace sat down and hashed out a potential trade agreement with Seahawks’ general manager John Schneider. Unfortunately, even the blockbuster trade offer from Pace was not enough to sway Pete Carroll though. Carroll put a stop to any trade from happening and despite a few weeks of fun and hope, the Chicago Bears are now stuck with Andy Dalton.

Let’s just say, fans were not thrilled to see this tweet by the Chicago Bears media team. Despite all of the certainty, at least on paper and in the local media, it appears that the Russell Wilson trade rumors are still alive and well. However, who and what should we believe?