GM John Schneider never actively negotiated on a Russell Wilson trade

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Liz Mathews
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Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider told reporters on Wednesday via a Zoom press conference that he “never actively negotiated” on a Russell Wilson trade this offseason.

Wilson gave a number of interviews following the Seahawks’ disappointing end to the season leading many to believe he was looking for a way out of Seattle. His camp even went so far as to leak four potential teams Wilson would entertain as possible new landing spots, including the Cowboys, Saints, Raiders, Bears.

Things started to heat up in Chicago, with rumors swirling the Bears were willing to deal huge capital – three first-round picks and a couple of starters – to acquire Seattle’s signal-caller.

Stories of clandestine meetings between the two clubs’ general managers surfaced, making Seahawks fans start to really sweat.

Schneider has now confirmed that while he admits a number of teams did reach out to inquire about the quarterback, he never actively negotiated on a Wilson trade.

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