Chicago Bears Reportedly Have ‘Top Offer’ in Trade Talks for Carson Wentz
It looks like the Chicago Bears are trying their best to fix their QB position this offseason. NFL insiders Adam Schefter and Mike Garafolo reported just this week that the Philadelphia Eagles were receiving calls from multiple teams interested in trading for Carson Wentz.
Bears analyst Brandon Robinson of Windy City Gridiron put some fuel to the fire when he tweeted out that Chicago “will be heavily involved on Carson Wentz. Say what you want about Wentz but there is a believer on the coaching staff that has experience working with him.”
He would soon double down and state the Bears had the “top offer” in the trade battle for Wentz.
It was Tim McManus of ESPN who recently put the Bears as a top landing spot for Wentz, although he talked about how strange it would be for Wentz and Nick Foles to be teammates again:
“Bears quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo had success with Wentz while serving in the same role for Philadelphia from 2016 to ’17. He coached Wentz hard and helped keep him within the structure of the offense. Other coaches haven’t had as much luck since. It could prove a fruitful and much-needed reunion. Trubisky is a pending free agent, while Foles is under contract and scheduled to make $4 million this season. Foles and Wentz, teammates again? That might be too close to the past for Wentz’s liking.”
Back in 2017, Wentz was having an MVP season before he suffered a season-ending injury and he was forced to watch Nick Foles come in and lead the team to their very first Super Bowl victory.
The Eagles would eventually make their decision between the quarterbacks as they traded Foles to the Jags and gave Wentz a massive extension. Things have only went downhill since as Wentz fell out of favor late in the 2020 season and got benched for rookie Jalen Hurts.
Last season, Wentz completed just 57.4 percent of his passes for 2,620 yards, 16 touchdowns and a league-high 15 interceptions.