Hat Tip: Windy City Gridiron.
Per the Sun Times:
I want to add on a point made brilliantly at War Cry! regarding the whole deal:
Anyone who wants to argue Free Agency over the Draft needs to remember that all Free Agents were at one point Draft picks. Why the hell would we repeatedly rob ourselves of draft picks when we know that's where Pro Bowlers come from -- considering we're pursuing one right now. You can't draft a Lance Briggs on the cheap if you don't have a 3rd round pick; we don't. Instead you have to wait in line for a few years, get him when he's developed into a 20M guaranteed (apparently) 7+M per year player, and throw in the equivalent of a 1st round pick. Free Agents are overpaid necessarily given the structure of Free Agency. Rookies are underpaid necessarily given the structure of the Draft.
Anyways, I'm hoping now that the Bears ask for so much that the trade becomes untenable for the Redskins. Then again, perhaps that would be a careful-what-you-wish-for situation; I am incapable of predicting what the Redskins would find "untenable" in a trade situation.