The Chicago Bears agreed to a one-year, $10m contract with former Cincinnati Bengals and Dallas Cowboys quarterback Andy Dalton, his agent Jeffrey Nalley mentioned on Tuesday.
The transfer seems to be to have all however ended the prospect of the Seattle Seahawks buying and selling Russell Wilson, who’s reported to be sad with the crew he has led to 2 Tremendous Bowl appearances. The Bears have been certainly one of 4 groups, together with the Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints and Las Vegas Raiders, that Wilson’s agent mentioned his shopper is prepared to hitch if he leaves Seattle. The Bears now have Dalton, the Cowboys just lately signed their beginning quarterback Dak Prescott to an extension and the Saints have wage cap points and have introduced again Jameis Winston.
ESPN reported on Tuesday that the Bears made “a really aggressive pursuit” of Wilson however Seattle weren’t prepared to commerce. Wilson additionally has a clause in his contract that stipulates he can veto any commerce.
Signing Dalton provides the Bears two veteran quarterbacks with Nick Foles additionally on the roster. And it nearly definitely shuts the door on 2017 No 2 general draft choose Mitchell Trubisky re-signing.
The Bears appeared to clarify their emotions about Trubisky previous to final season after they acquired Foles from Jacksonville and declined their fifth-year choice for 2021 on their once-prized QB.
Elsewhere, Trent Williams has change into the highest-paid offensive lineman in NFL historical past, reaching a six-year, $138m cope with the San Francisco 49ers, $55.1m of which is assured.
The eight-time Professional Bowler was broadly seen as one of the best free-agent available on the market this low season however had spoken of his want to remain in San Francisco, regardless of curiosity from the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs and Bears.