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Reporter suggests no truth to Eli Manning to the Bears rumors

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Eli Manning hasn’t been retired for two months yet and he’s already been involved in rumors of him possibly signing with the Chicago Bears. Even though some people believed the reports, Adam Jahns of The Athletic suggests there is no truth pertaining to the Manning to Chicago rumors.

On Wednesday night, reports surfaced that Manning had dinner with some of the front office members of the Bears. However, less than 24 hours after the reports were made, they have been discovered to be false.

When the 2019 season came to a close, the Bears made it official that Mitchell Trubisky would be the starter next season. Despite naming him the starter, Chicago appears to be searching for an experienced veteran to help Trubisky.

So far, the Bears have been linked to Marcus Mariota and Case Keenum in free agency. At the same time, apparently some people thought Chicago could convince Manning to come out of retirement. Manning made it clear after the 2019 season that he wasn’t interested in being a backup in the league.

Therefore, with no teams willing to sign him as a starter, Manning called it a career after 16 seasons. Even though he’s no longer in the NFL, there are going to constantly be rumors surrounding a possible return.

In the event that the Bears do want a proven veteran to push Trubisky in the quarterback room, Manning does make sense. On the other hand, it doesn’t seem like Manning is interested in coming out of retirement to be a backup on the Bears.