There are very few things that get unanimous agreement these days, but I know one that will.
The Chicago Bears are a mess.
That is practically a universal fact.
The quarterback rumors are a daily occurrence.
Who will it be?
Could it be Russell Wilson?
That rumor continues to fester even though the Bears made the head scratching move of signing free agent quarterback Andy Dalton.
The Chicago Bears, a team that has been trying to stabilize its quarterback position for years, has agreed to sign veteran Andy Dalton to a $10 million deal for the 2021 season. https://t.co/1bUsogqC4g
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) March 17, 2021
Here is another completely unfounded rumor that shows just how ridiculous the situation in Chicago has become.
Now there are former NFL GMs offering theories on how to fix the Bears.
Latest QB Theory To Help The Bears
Former New York Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum suggested a solution to the Bears quarterback problem.
He thinks the Bears need to beg Andrew Luck to come out of retirement.
No, this is not make believe.
There is a video proof that this conversation actually happened on national television.
.@RealTannenbaum thinks the Bears have only two options at QB if the GM and coach want to keep their jobs: convince Andrew Luck to come out of retirement, or trade for Sam Darnold. pic.twitter.com/EGTdBMdB0J
— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) March 16, 2021
Things Are Bad If That Is The Best Option
Obviously, Tannenbaum has a Jets background so that is his frame of reference.
Comparing the scenario of getting Brett Favre to play in New York and scouring the European continent for Andrew Luck who has never sent mixed signals about his retirement is utterly ridiculous.
Andrew Luck is done with football.
He left the game on his volition and was clearly prepared to enjoy the life of retirement.
Luck is not lying awake at night with “what ifs” running through his mind regarding his NFL career.
What The Colts Have Said About Luck
Since Luck left the game before the 2019 season, Colts owner Jim Irsay has regularly fielded questions about whether he is coming back.
As recently as last month, Irsay responded to a question about Andrew Luck.
#Colts owner Jim Irsay to @Chris_Widlic on speculation surrounding Andrew Luck: “He’s more retired now than he was a year and a half ago. There’s no wiggle room or rumor, as much as people want to hear that. Believe me, I wish It was true and I was hiding some big announcement."
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) February 4, 2021
No Luck So Now What For The Bears
The other theory about Sam Darnold joining the Bears has a little more merit.
There are whispers that Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll has more than a passing interest in Darnold.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll has a high opinion of Sam Darnold and could end up trading for the Jets quarterback if Seattle deals Russell Wilson, a league source told @NYDNSports today.
“Keep an eye on Seattle for Darnold,” the source said.
— Pat Leonard (@PLeonardNYDN) March 15, 2021
Could some blockbuster trade occur among three teams that moves Wilson and Darnold?
A month ago, it seemed like a crazy theory that Russell Wilson would not be starting for the Seahawks in the 2021 season.
And today, it still does.
The Seahawks have nothing to gain, and why would Wilson want to put himself in this Chicago Bears mess.
When is the last time the Bears had a franchise quarterback?
What I really wonder is if Andrew Luck even reads the press about him.
If so, I hope he gets tremendous amusement from it.
Stay tuned to this space for more news about the Chicago Bears and their quest for a starting quarterback.