The NFL sent a memo to teams today informing them that Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is changing agents, sources tell Adam Schefter of ESPN (via Facebook). Wilson, who will be eligible for a new deal after this season, is leaving Bus Cook and one source tells Schefter that he’s likely to join up with his baseball agent, Mark Rodgers. Wilson is apparently leaving Cook on good terms and opted to go with Rodgers out of a desire to keep all of his business under one roof. More from around the NFL..
- Jerry McDonald of the Oakland Tribune (on Twitter) doesn’t see Jim Harbaugh joining the Raiders without getting a hand-picked GM. Harbaugh doesn’t want to have another relationship like the one he has with 49ers GM Trent Baalke and he has no background with Oakland GM Reggie McKenzie. Earlier tonight, we learned that Harbaugh has received a six-year, $48MM offer from the University of Michigan.
- The Bears are benching Jay Cutler for his poor play, calling his future into question. Jason Fitzgerald of Over The Cap looks at Cutler’s contract and how the team can move on from him. Ultimately, cutting him is not an option for Chicago at this point.
- Michael Silver of NFL.com (on Twitter) hears that Bears coach Marc Trestman could no longer play Cutler “simply to justify a contract” when his performance was so poor.
- The Bears‘ real motivation behind benching Cutler could be to protect him from injury, ensuring that they’ll be able to trade him this offseason, suggests Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk.