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Andy Dalton signing actually hurts Bears’ Super Bowl odds

Bears fans were optimistic about their quarterback situation just a few weeks ago, but their hopes came crashing down on Tuesday, when the team reportedly agreed to terms with Andy Dalton.

The Bears were rumored to have made a very strong push to trade for Russell Wilson, with mutual interest from both parties. But either their offer wasn’t strong enough, or the Seahawks refused to part ways with their dual-threat signal-caller, as that potential deal appears to have fallen through.

We know that because that because the Bears agreed to terms with Dalton, on a one-year, $10 million deal. And while most quarterbacks would be viewed as an upgrade over Mitch Trubisky, this seems like a lateral move.

Oddsmakers must agree, as William Hill Sports Book adjusted its Super Bowl LVI future odds, and the Bears’ chances of winning actually dropped from 40-to-1 to 50-to-1.

The Bears will have an interesting quarterback battle on their hands this summer, although it won’t be all that entertaining to watch.