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The Bear’s Den, March 17, 2021

Andy Dalton? Andy Dalton? Andy Dalton? Andy Dalton? Andy Dalton? Andy Dalton? Andy Dalton? Andy Dalton?

NFL: AUG 09 Preseason - Bears at Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) passes the ball during the preseason game against the Chicago Bears and the Cincinnati Bengals on August 9th 2018, at Paul Brown in Cincinnati
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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Bears’ Super Bowl odds get worse after Andy Dalton addition - 670 The Score - While many teams in NFL free agency are making moves to improve their Super Bowl odds, the Chicago Bears managed to do quite the opposite Tuesday.

Bernstein: After all that, we get Andy Dalton? - 670 The Score - After claiming everything was on the table, the Bears added Andy Dalton and thus ended up just settling for an older, slower version of the quarterback with whom they’re cutting ties after four years.

Report: Bears having trade talks regarding WR Anthony Miller - 670 The Score - The Bears are exploring the possibilities for trading receiver Anthony Miller, Adam Schefter of ESPN reported Tuesday afternoon. Miller is entering the final season of his contract in Chicago.

Biggs: Dalton wouldn’t take Bears out of Wilson sweepstakes - 670 The Score - The Bears’ desperation to find a quarterback and their leadership’s residency on the hot seat entering the 2021 season has made it somewhat difficult to parse the legitimacy of the latest news and rumors.

Emma: Bears continue to swing and miss at quarterback - 670 The Score - Bears general manager Ryan Pace once again has failed to bring Chicago its franchise quarterback, with his latest miss being an unfruitful pursuit of Seahawks star Russell Wilson on the trade market. Chicago will instead sign Andy Dalton.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day: The Andy Dalton Signing Makes No Sense - Da Bears Blog - Andy Dalton isn’t any good.

Chicago Bears Sign QB Andy Dalton - Chicago Audible Podcast - In this episode, the guys discuss the Chicago Bears signing QB Andy Dalton to a 1-year deal.

Is Andy Dalton an upgrade over Mitch Trubisky? Unpacking the free agency QB moves – The Athletic - Andy Dalton, Ryan Fitzpatrick and Jameis Winston all signed (or re-signed) one-year deals. Which pairing has the most potential for 2021?

By adding Andy Dalton, Bears entrench themselves in QB purgatory – The Athletic - The Bears reached a one-year deal with Andy Dalton, potentially setting up a competition with fellow veteran quarterback Nick Foles.

Chicago Bears quarterback Andy Dalton - Chicago Tribune - Photos of Chicago Bears quarterback Andy Dalton, whom the team acquired via free agency in 2021.

Bears explore trading WR Anthony Miller: report - Chicago Sun-Times - Miller was ejected from the Bears’ playoff loss.

Source: Bears signing QB Andy Dalton to one-year, $10 million deal - Chicago Sun-Times - While Dalton is underwhelming compared to the possibility of Russell Wilson or Deshaun Watson, he’s probably better than either of the quarterbacks who started for the Bears last season.

This is Ryan Pace’s solution to the Bears’ quarterback problem? - Chicago Sun-Times - Dalton is better than Nick Foles, but that’s not saying much. He’s a micro-upgrade when the Bears needed a lot more than that.

Andy Dalton signing marks the end of an error - Chicago Sun-Times - With Mitch Trubisky’s departure after a disappointing four seasons, Dalton gives the Bears what they were looking for in a quarterback — somebody else.

Report: Andy Dalton agrees to one-year, $10 million deal with Bears - ProFootballTalk - The former Cowboys and Bengals quarterback agreed to a one-year, $10 million deal with the Bears, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. He has a chance to earn another $3 million in incentives.

Andy Dalton’s arrival doesn’t sway the betting markets in Chicago’s favor - ProFootballTalk - The Bears added a quarterback today. It didn’t change their perception in the betting markets for 2021, at least not for the better.

POLISH SAUSAGE

What does Houston's deal with Tyrod Taylor mean for Deshaun Watson? - ProFootballTalk - In agreeing to sign quarterback Tyrod Taylor to an incentive-laden deal worth up to a reported $12.5 million, the Texans have crafted an insurance policy for the game’s most important position.

Russell Wilson's options evaporate (unless he has others) - ProFootballTalk - Cowboys? Nope. Saints? Nope. Bears? Nope.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Tramon Williams thanks Packers at length as he announces his retirement from the NFL - Acme Packing Company - Thanks for the memories, Tramon.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Wiltfong's Chicago Bears Free Agency news and rumor tracker - Windy City Gridiron - It’s happening right now!

Wiltfong: Bears free agency early negotiation day 2 news and rumor tracker - Windy City Gridiron - You guys ready for a Nick Foles vs Andy Dalton QB battle?

Infante: Bears to sign quarterback Andy Dalton to one-year deal - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears will be bringing in a new face to their quarterback room in the form of the former three-time Pro Bowler and Bengals starter.

Infante: Odds favor Russell Wilson trade, which is good news for Bears - Windy City Gridiron -Bettors currently view a Russell Wilson trade as the most likely option, which favors the Bears tremendously. Ken’s Note: Written before the Dalton news broke.

Wiltfong: Report - Anthony Miller on the trade block - Windy City Gridiron - ESPN’s Adan Schefter is reporting that the Chicago Bears are having trade discussions with teams about wide receiver Anthony Miller.

Wiltfong: Windy City Gridiron makes an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon! - Windy City Gridiron - WCG HITS THE BIG TIME!

Wiltfong: The latest on Andy Dalton and the Bears - Windy City Gridiron - And the latest sucks...

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