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NFC North Rundown: Carson Wentz’s low interest in the Bears appears to be holding up a deal

Chicago appears to want Wentz very much, but does Wentz want Chicago?

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Over the past month, the rundown of the NFC North has centered around the Detroit Lions’ trade of quarterback Matthew Stafford. But as the next week unfolds, could another starting quarterback trade make up the division’s next headline?

Rumors have swirled around a deal that would bring Philadelphia’s Carson Wentz to Chicago for about a week. However, Wentz’s desire to play in Chicago seems to be less than ideal, creating a potential saga should the signal caller end up with the Bears. As the drama continues to unfold, today’s musings take a look into that hold-up while checking in on the coordinators recently hired in Minnesota and Detroit.

Chicago Bears

Bears DC Sean Desai: Chicago defense needs a ‘tune-up’ in 2021, not an overhaul

The Packers are not the only team trying to run a Vic Fangio style of defense next season, and the Bears’ newest coordinator believes the team has the pieces for a bounce-back campaign.

2021 NFL Draft: Prospects with ties to Bears coaching staff

As NFL Draft season heats up, here are some players with a built-in relationship with the team, including the defensive line coach’s son.

Wentz’s desire to play for Colts, not Bears, maybe delaying trade

Struggles on the offensive line and in the wide receiver corps may limit Wentz’s success in Chicago, perhaps the hold-up in getting a deal done even without a no-trade clause.


Minnesota Vikings

With former Vikings G Nick Easton getting released, what is his value in free agency?

With a need for guards this offseason, could Minnesota re-unite with a former veteran lineman?

PFF Lists Garrett Bradbury as Vikings’ Worst Draft Mistake in Past 5 Years

Bradbury finished last in the NFL in Pro Football Focus’ pass-blocking grade among centers in 2020 and was marked as the team’s worst draft mistake in five years, even ahead of Laquon Treadwell.

Vikings Name Klint Kubiak as Offensive Coordinator

From one Kubiak to another, Klint will head the Vikings’ offense in 2021 as the direct replacement for his father.


Detroit Lions

Rams’ Matthew Stafford opens up about relationship with former Lions head coach Matt Patricia

The Lions’ former quarterback claimed his relationship with Patricia was better than many thought, and he praised the organization for satisfying his only request in a potential trade.

6 takeaways from the Detroit Lions’ coaching staff introductory pressers

Detroit added a pair of new coordinators last week, including the former LA Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn. Here are some of the main points from their initial conversations with the media.

How long could a Detroit Lions rebuild take?

Two former rebuilding projects in Los Angeles (Rams) and Cleveland could have elements replicated by Detroit, but it might take a few seasons to see the fruits of the organization’s labor.