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The Bear’s Den, March 12, 2021

Rumors & rumors of rumors fly around Chicago & Seattle. There’s plenty of smoke, but is there fire?

NFL: APR 27 2018 NFL Draft Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Polarizing, promising, frustrating: How will Mitch Trubisky be remembered in Chicago? – The Athletic - Will the Bears find a better QB than Mitch Trubisky?

NFL 2021 salary cap cuts: 8 Bears players who could be casualties - RSN - Now that the franchise tag window has closed, the salary cap has been set and free agency is ready to kick off in a week, we’re officially in the middle of one of the toughest times of the NFL calendar. Here are 8 players the Bears can cut to make salary cap.

Russell Wilson trade: Bears Twitter goes crazy with rumors deal done soon - RSN - We’ve got ourselves a good old fashioned runaway hype train

What Russell Wilson Already Ensures About Chicago Bears QB - Sports Illustrated - The Chicago Bears have created a huge frenzy among their fans with a pursuit of Russell Wilson that really is just rumored at this point, but even if they don’t pull off a trade there is one thing they’ve done already in relation to their quarterback position.

Draft QB Highlights: Jamie Newman, Wake Forest / Georgia - Da Bears Blog - Something to watch.

Bernstein: A scary glance inside Bears QBAnon - 670 The Score - By the time any of the Bears quarterback rumors make it to us via a mainstream site like Twitter, they’ve already metastasized in the deeper corners of the darker web.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Report: Chiefs center Austin Reiter likely to leave in free agency - ProFootballTalk - The Chiefs have a lot of work to do on their offensive line.

Pro days take center stage in this year’s NFL pre-draft process. Go inside the preparation with Northwestern, Illinois and Illinois State prospects. - Chicago Tribune - In a normal year, the NFL world would have gathered at the end of February in Indianapolis. Instead, pro days have become one of the few places executives, coaches and scouts can see players in person this spring.

Lovie Smith: Former Bears, Illinois coach hired by Texans - Chicago Tribune - The Houston Texans have hired former Chicago Bears and University of Illinois head coach Lovie Smith as their defensive coordinator.

David Culley: “We are very committed to Deshaun [Watson] as our quarterback” - ProFootballTalk - Mixed signals are coming from one of the most mixed-up teams in pro sports.

NFL revenue drops from $16 billion in 2019 to $12 billion in 2020 - ProFootballTalk - According to Ben Fischer of Sports Business Journal, the league saw its revenue fall from $16 billion in 2019 to $12 billion in 2020. The league had expected to generate $16.5 billion last year, before the pandemic changed everything.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Quarterback Scarcity is Over, Part 2 - Tape analysis, focused practice, and the beach - Acme Packing Company - In part two of this series, Josh Allen, Jordan Palmer, Jordan Love , and Driveline Baseball provide lessons on just how much more player development is possible at the QB position.

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