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Seattle was reportedly offered three first-round picks by the Bears in 2021 for Russell Wilson

In an article this week by Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times, he says that the Chicago Bears offered the Seahawks an insane trade for then-Seahawk Russell Wilson. The offer reportedly was made in 2021 when former Bears general manager Ryan Pace and Seahawks GM John Schneider were in North Dakota to watch Trey Lance's Pro Day.

This was a year before Seattle actually traded Wilson to the Denver Broncos in 2022. According to Finley, Wilson was wanting out of Seattle even in 2021 and would have jumed at a trade to Chicago. The Bears needed an answer to the trade offer by March 17 and Schneider went back to Seattle and spoke with head coach (and this is important, Vice President of Football Operations) Pete carroll and Carroll said no.

The deal would reportedly have given Seattle three first-round choices, including the number 20 pick in 2021, a third-round choice and a handful of players in return for Wilson. To be fair, the deal that Seattle eventually got from the Broncos worked out better for Seattle as the first-round picks turned out to be much higher than the Bears' number 20 would have been.

Pace was eventually fired by the Bears in 2022 after Chicago's on-field product was pretty terrible. Russell Wilson went to Denver where he has been pretty awful. Meanwhile, the Seahawks have rebuilt their roster quite a bit, and still made the playoffs last year. Seattle has so far made out much better than Chicago or Denver.