Before landing Bridgewater, Silver reports, Paton attempted to land Matthew Stafford, who went from the Lions to the Rams; inquired about free agent Andy Dalton, who signed with the Bears; and considered pursuing both the Texans' Deshaun Watson and Seahawks' Russell Wilson, "whose teams declined to engage." Then, on draft day, as news of Rodgers' growing discontent with the Packers began to spread, Paton found a big reason to consider a move down from the Broncos' No. 9 overall selection.
Just have to ask, if anyone seriously thinks Seattle was considering a Wilson trade, and as close as some of these dittoheads seem to think a Bears deal might happen, then why the hell would Seattle not at least have TALKED to Denver? I know, Wilson's supposed list, but even talking to Denver could've driven up the Bears offer. Just more media $h!t.