Reason #3: This trade made a lot more sense
After an offseason of disappointments for Bears fans, it was finally great to feel some excitement and hope for the upcoming season after this bold move by the team. There is still a good core of players to build around and if Fields really is a franchise QB, the future is bright.
There were consistent rumors of the Bears aggressively trying to acquire Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. Wilson made it known this offseason he was unhappy in Seattle and the Bears reportedly made a huge offer to bring him to Chicago. Seattle didn’t budge.
All hope seemed lost when the Bears signed veteran Andy Dalton to a one-year, $10 million contract. They also tweeted a picture of him with the caption “QB1”, further diminishing fans’ hopes that the Bears would make a trade for a quarterback.
That Tweet now lives in the same realm as Mike Glennon’s infamous quote: “This is my year”. Plans can change in an instant in the NFL and Dalton was reminded of that Thursday night. Despite the awkward logjam the Bears will have at the quarterback position this year, the trade was worth it. There’s a good chance Foles won’t be on the roster next season one way or another.
For this weekend, it’s a good time for Bears fans to relish the attention the team is getting and have some hope for this upcoming season. It’s a welcome surprise for them to be in this position.