The Chicago Bears had shown interest in acquiring a proven talent at quarterback this offseason. Among the names Chicago had shown interest in was Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, and the the interest was supposedly mutual.
Ultimately the deal for Wilson fell through, and Chicago settled with signing veteran quarterback Andy Dalton to a one-year deal. With rumors of the asking price for Wilson, many wondered what exactly the trade package offered from the Bears was for Wilson. Recently, it has been revealed.
The Bears offered two solid starters from their defense,Akiem Hicks and Kyle Fuller, as part of the trade package for Wilson. The package also included three first-round picks and a third-rounder, so Chicago was clearly offering up a lot for a chance to field a competent starter at quarterback.
However, it's possible Seattle knew how much (or little) Chicago valued Fuller, as he has since been released from the team. The Bears instead paid Andy Dalton $10 million to step in as their likely starter.
Seattle seems intent on keeping Wilson, given the bounty they turned down, while the Bears will now roll with Dalton in 2021.
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