Ryan Pace, the general manager of the Chicago Bears, was desperate for a quarterback. Traveling to Fargo, North Dakota under the pretense of attending the Pro Day for North Dakota State University, Pace’s actual intentions lay elsewhere.
He would meet with another general manager, John Schneider, where he would devise a plan to kidnap the quarterback of the Seattle Seahawks and then offer 3 first-round picks, a third-round pick and two starting players as ransom.
The two went home and slept on the idea, however, Schneider’s overlord, Pete Carroll, had no intentions to rebuild his team and search for a new quarterback. Thus, the Seahawks then informed Pace that things had gone awry and that they are actually keeping their quarterback, ending with them throwing the trade proposal, and Bears fans' hopes and dreams, into a wood chipper.
The tragedy would end in Ryan Pace not being arrested, but even worse for Chicago fans, signing a 33-year-old Andy Dalton to a 1 year $10 million contract.
From @GMFB: The #Bears are signing QB Andy Dalton, but only after a clandestine meeting between #Bears GM Ryan Pace and #Seahawks GM John Schneider in Fargo, ND did not result in a trade for Russell Wilson -- despite Chicago's best efforts. pic.twitter.com/HEQlDNHtLS— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 17, 2021
So, Russell Wilson remains safe, and is slated to be the starting quarterback for the Seahawks in 2021. However, with Pace still on the loose, it is possible things could change.