Rumor Mill: Chicago Bears Eyeing Unexpected Acquisition of 9-Time Pro Bowl QB to Mentor Caleb Williams

Published February 23, 2024 at 9:12

If the Denver Broncos decide to part ways with quarterback Russell Wilson, it could result in the largest "dead money" salary cap hit in NFL history for the team. Signs suggest that such a move may be imminent.

Contrary to speculation, orchestrating a trade for quarterback Russell Wilson would pose significant challenges for the Denver Broncos, potentially leaving a release as their sole option. In such a scenario, several teams are expected to express interest in Wilson, including the Chicago Bears.

Recent rumors suggest that the Chicago Bears could explore the possibility of signing the former Super Bowl champion. If this scenario unfolds, Wilson might serve as a bridge quarterback for the Bears, especially as they consider trading Justin Fields and potentially selecting Caleb Williams with the first overall pick in the NFL Draft. Williams could then either start or observe while Wilson imparts his knowledge and experience.

Wilson faced a benching for the final games of the 2023 regular season, reportedly informed of an impending release. The 9-time Pro Bowler and Super Bowl champion, previously with the Seattle Seahawks, signed a lucrative five-year, $242.6 million deal with the Broncos before the 2022 campaign.

With Denver facing an $85 million dead money obligation over the next two seasons, any team signing Wilson could acquire his services at a reasonable cost.

In the 2023 season, Wilson showcased his prowess by completing 66.4% of his pass attempts, accumulating 3,070 yards and tallying 26 touchdowns against 8 interceptions.

Meanwhile, Caleb Williams is poised to make a significant impact in the NFL. In his previous season, he demonstrated impressive stats, including 266 completions, a 68.6% completion rate, 3,633 yards, 30 touchdowns, five interceptions, and an impressive rating of 170.2.
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Rumor Mill: Chicago Bears Eyeing Unexpected Acquisition of 9-Time Pro Bowl QB to Mentor Caleb Williams

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