REPORT: Bears Have “Prioritized” Trying to Trade For Russell Wilson

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The Chicago Bears are trying to change the direction of their franchise and it starts by getting an elite-level QB behind center.

In recent days, the team has been linked as a landing spot for a disgruntled Russell Wilson, who’ll reportedly accept a trade to only four teams, one of which is the Bears. There have also been reports about Wilson liking Matt Nagy and the Bears’ offensive line, as well as seeing Chicago as a legacy-building opportunity.

According to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, multiple sources say the Bears have “prioritized” making an attempt to trade for Wilson.

“The thinking among multiple sources is the Bears have prioritized making a run at Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson,” Biggs writes. “His agent included the team on a list of four clubs Wilson would approve a trade to, although it hasn’t yet reached the point where he’s asked out.”

Along with the Bears are the Cowboys, Raiders, and Saints as teams Wilson’s agent said he would approve a trade to this offseason.

Russell Wilson has already stated publicly he is not happy with certain things with the Seahawks, and the franchise is not thrilled with him pointing those things out publicly.

The solution is starting to become clear that a divorce is needed.