The Chicago Bears and quarterback Andy Dalton have agreed to a one-year, $10 million deal, with the chance for the quarterback to earn another $3 million in incentives, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Tuesday.
Chicago made “a very aggressive pursuit” of Seahawks QB Russell Wilson, sources said, but the Bears were told that Seattle is not trading him at this time.
The Bears were one of four teams Wilson’s agent previously told Schefter the quarterback would accept a trade to, the others being the Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints and Las Vegas Raiders. Dallas gave Dak Prescott an extension last week, while New Orleans on Monday agreed to a deal to bring back Jameis Winston. The Saints also have salary-cap issues that would make it difficult to absorb Wilson’s $19 million base salary for 2021.