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After weeks of speculation surrounding the dejected QB, Russell Wilson trade rumors appeared dead after the Chicago Bears, who appeared to be the most probable trade destination, signed Andy Dalton to a one-year, $10M deal.
ESPN's Adam Schefter broke the news.
So, Russell Wilson trade rumors are dead, right?
Well, not so fast.
On ESPN’s “Get Up” Wednesday, Adam Schefter said he’s not closing the book on a potential Wilson trade.
“I don’t think I’m ready to say, ‘Russell Wilson is a Seahawk, will be a Seahawk,’ Schefter said. "I just know how this league operates. They are inclined today not to move him, but I want to see the draft come and go before I’m ready to say that Russell Wilson will be a Seahawk this year.”
If Schefter doesn’t think this a done deal then why did the Bears go out and grab Andy Dalton on Tuesday? He believes it all came down to timing.
“If you’re moving on from Russell Wilson, you better feel good about the guy you’re replacing him with,” Schefter said. “I don’t think the Seahawks, or many teams, are comfortable entirely, yet, with the quarterbacks in the draft. They love them, they’re excited about them. But are you ready to move on from a quarterback who will one day be in the Hall of Fame for quarterbacks that you’re still doing work on? The Seahawks weren’t at this time.
“They might be right before the draft. Not today. The Bears didn’t want to wait, and they felt like the right move was to get Andy Dalton while they could. There were other teams pursuing him as well, so the Bears locked him up with a one-year, $10 million deal. They basically moved on.”
So, now the door is open, and the conspiracy theorists have daylight.
The can has been kicked down the road a little bit and this story won't die.
“Remember this: the Seahawks really liked Andy Dalton when he was coming out of the draft. So if the Seahawks ever come around and change their line of thinking, maybe Andy Dalton can be a chip in that trade.”
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